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QUA L I T Y, C O N C I S E – T H E F U T U R E O F I N D E PE N D E N T JOU R NA L I S M
Johnson uses US
TV to lobby Trump
on Iran deal
P7
Jenny Eclair
Why we need
cone heads and
pranksters more
than ever
P28
Make your garden a
haven for butterflies
P18
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TUESDAY
8 MAY 2018
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Number 2,325
Party on people
How to survive
a year without
Glastonbury
P38
P4-5
Rise of ‘smart’ drugs
among students P9
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P32
Life in the divided
city Jerusalem
PLUS MARK WALLACE
P15
Red ape
rescue
Forest
school
helps
young
orangutans
P25
Kim Sengupta
on six more
years of Putin
P35
I ANDY BURNHAM INTERVIEW
P21
I TV GUIDE
P30
I PUZZLES
P44
The
News
Matrix
POLICE
Why should
investors pay
more attention
to the pop
charts?
See p.43
The day at
a glance
POLICE
TUESDAY
8
MAY
Quote of the day
I hope life isn’t a big joke,
because I don’t get it
JACK HANDEY
Teenager arrested
over refugee attack
ENVIRONMENT
A 17-year-old has been arrested
and charged in connection with an
alleged attack on a Syrian refugee
in Edinburgh. Shahbaz Ali, 25, was
seriously injured after being stabbed
in Edinburgh shortly after midnight
on 3 May at a flat in the city’s Upper
Gilmore Place.
UNITED STATES
MUSIC
Met spends £8.5m on Jet-setters blamed
flights since 2015
for carbon increase
Actor sued over
child groping claim
Stormzy aids Welby’s
royal wedding plans
Scotland Yard spent more than
£8.5m on flights in less than three
years, according to figures released
by the TaxPayers’ Alliance. The
Metropolitan Police bought 13,763
flights between April 2015 and
December last year. £4.8m was spent
on non-economy seats, including 114
first-class flights costing £407,952.
A Utah woman is suing Saving
Private Ryan actor Tom Sizemore
for allegedly groping her at a photo
shoot when she was 11. A lawsuit
says the 2003 incident during
production of the Born Killers film
left her with post-traumatic stress
and drug and alcohol addiction. She
is seeking $3m (£2.2m) in damages.
The Archbishop of Canterbury is
taking inspiration from a Stormzy
song as he prepares for Prince Harry
and Meghan Markle’s wedding. The
Most Rev Justin Welby said the grime
artist’s “Blinded By Your Grace” was
helping him: “There’s a line in that – ‘I
stay prayed up and get the job done’ – I
think that sort of sums it up.” PAGE 11
ITALY
Wealthy people jetting off on foreign
holidays are making tourism a
growing source of carbon emissions,
Australian researchers say. Tourism
accounts for 8 per cent of carbon
emissions worldwide – a figure
four times larger than previously
estimated, according to Dr Ya-Yen
Sun, of Queensland University.
NORTHERN IRELAND
UNITED STATES
SOCIETY
Runner dies during
city marathon
Chelsea Manning in
bid to be senator
Anti-Semitic tweets ‘Tree of Wooden
‘fuelling stereotypes’ Clogs’ director dies
A man has died after collapsing
during the Belfast Marathon
yesterday. The runner, aged in his
50s, collapsed around the six-mile
mark and was taken to hospital but
later died. Emergency services were
alerted to the casualty at around
11am, a Police Service of Northern
Ireland spokesman said.
Chelsea Manning, the former US
soldier who gave 700,000 military
and state department documents
to WikiLeaks, will seek election
to the US Senate for the state of
Maryland. The transgender woman
aims to unseat Senator Ben Cardin,
a 74-year-old Democrat seeking his
third Senate term. PAGE 27
More than four million anti-Semitic
tweets last year spread negative
stereotypes about Jews, according
to the US-based Anti-Defamation
League. A previous report from the
civil rights group said anti-Semitic
incidents in the US last year had
reached the highest tally it has
counted in more than two decades.
The film director Ermanno Olmi,
who won the top award at Cannes for
his depiction of 19th-century Italian
farm life in The Tree of Wooden Clogs,
has died aged 86. Paying tribute,
Italian President Sergio Mattarella
praised Olmi’s exploration of Italy’s
transition from a poor agrarian
country to an industrial power.
Birthdays
Phyllida Law, actress, 86;
Enrique Iglesias, singer, 43;
Sir David Attenborough,
naturalist, 92; Katy B
(below), pop singer, 29;
Kevin McCloud, designer,
59, Jack Charlton, former
football manager, 83
TRADE
The List
Longest-serving
football managers
With Arsene Wenger about to take
charge of Arsenal for the final time
in his 22 years managing the club,
his longevity in the same job is an
unusual thing. Here are the top 10
longest-serving managers:
Anniversaries
Friday 8 May 1846
General Zachary Taylor’s
US troops defeat a
superior Mexican force
in the Battle of Palo Alto.
The drift towards war
with Mexico had begun a
year earlier when the US
annexed the Republic of
Texas as a new state.
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Crossword.............22
TV & Radio...........30
The 10 Best...........37
Business..................42
Puzzles.....................44
Weather...................47
1 Guy Roux, manager
of French club AJ Auxerre
19612005 – 44 years.
2 Willie Maley, boss of Glasgow
Celtic 18971940 – 43 years.
3= Bill Struth, manager of
Glasgow Rangers
19201954 - 34 years.
3= Mickey Evans, manager of
Welsh club Caersws 19832007
and 2009-present – 34 years.
5 Ronnie McFall, boss of Northern
Ireland side Portadown
19862016 – 30 years.
6= Ignacio Quereda, coach of
the Spanish women’s team
19882015 – 27 years.
6= Alex Ferguson, the legendary
Manchester United manager, who
won 13 Premier League titles while
in the job - 19862013 – 27 years.
8 Arsene Wenger, Arsenal
19962018 – 22 years.
Newspapers support recycling
The recycled paper content of UK
newspapers in 2017 was 64.6%
Economic
driver
1.8%
The kind of Brexit we end up with could have significant repercussions for
the UK car industry, depending on what type of trade or customs deal is
agreed. According to data from the Society of Motor Manufacturers and
Traders (SMMT), the EU is the largest importer of our cars with 56 per cent
of our exports going to countries within the EU.
Distribution of exported cars manufactured in the UK in 2016
1.0%
Canada
1.9%
Japan
Russia
6.5%
China
14.5%
USA
56.0%
EU
1.1%
1.0%
South Korea
3.1%
Turkey
Israel
2.5%
Australia
78.8%
of UK-manufactured cars
were exported in 2016
Number of passenger cars manufactured in the United Kingdom
2013
2014
2015
2016
2017
1,509,762 (+3.0%)
1,528,148 (+1.2%)
1,587,677 (+3.9%)
1,722,698 (+8.5%)
1,671,166 (-3.0%)
Year-on-year
change for
Jan-Feb 2018
-2.3%
SOURCE: SMMT, STATISTA
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i TUESDAY
8 MAY 2018
ThePage3Profile
ZIMBABWE
PHILIP SULLIVAN,
CYCLING RACE MARSHAL
Wedding days after
croc bit off bride’s arm
A couple attacked by a crocodile got
married days later in a Zimbabwean
hospital, where the bride was
recovering after losing an arm.
Jamie Fox and Zanele Ndlovu were
canoeing on the Zambezi river when
a crocodile attacked them. Five days
later, they married, on the date they
had originally planned – 5 May.
UNITED STATES
Actress Nixon in
debate challenge
Cynthia Nixon, Sex and the City
star and Democratic candidate for
the New York governorship, has
accepted an invitation to participate
in a prime-time televised debate
with incumbent Andrew Cuomo. Mr
Cuomo’s campaign has not said if
he will agree to a one-on-one debate
with Nixon.
GERMANY
Drunk man causes
commuter chaos
What was the near-miss at the Tour
de Yorkshire?
Race marshal Philip Sullivan was
standing in a hi-vis jacket, at a bollard,
on a traffic island, signalling with
flags to warn cyclists of the hazard
when a support vehicle for the Astana
team hurtled towards him and took
out the traffic island. Luckily, Mr
Sullivan, who was volunteering on
the final stage of the four-day race
in Leeds, leapt out of the way and
was unhurt.
A lie-down in a darkened room and a
brandy for the shock, then?
No, Mr Sullivan took a moment to
compose himself and returned to
his duties. He said he continued
marshalling because he “knew the
riders were coming and I had a job to
do”. It was also a relief to his mother
who had been a spectator further
down the road – she only realised he
was unhurt when he returned to his
marshalling spot. Mr Sullivan said he
did not want the crash to “tarnish the
Tour de Yorkshire”.
What a trooper.
Despite his admirably restrained
response, he admitted the incident
had caused him a sleepless night. “I
am still thinking how close it was, but
luckily I do not have a scratch,” said
the 35-year-old. “It felt like it was in
slow motion and it was sheer luck the
car missed.”
When Mr Sullivan watched a replay
of the incident he said he felt worried
for the driver of the car involved.
So how did it happen?
It is unclear at this stage. A
spokesperson for Welcome to
Yorkshire – one of the organisers
of the race – said it had “launched
an immediate investigation to
determine the facts of exactly
what happened”.
Mr Sullivan also welcomed
an investigation. “I do want it
investigated,” he said. “I don’t want
something like this to ever happen
again and it to lead to someone
getting killed.”
In a statement Astana said it was
“deeply sorry” and said that it had
apologised to Mr Sullivan and “had
some gifts for him”.
Presumably he will watch next
year’s race from the comfort of his
armchair?
No. Remarkably, he has said he would
volunteer again next year where he
would meet Astana sports director
Lars Michaelsen “for a beer”.
Jane Clinton
A drunk man’s decision to spend
the night on a freight train caused
commuter chaos in Munich as
police had to shut down all traffic
at a busy station. Police received
an emergency call at 5.20am from
a man who said he’d woken up in a
container near Pasing station and
couldn’t get out.
EGYPT
New rules for Uber
linked to security
Egypt’s parliament has approved
a law to regulate ride-hailing apps
Uber and Careem after the firms
successfully appealed against a
court ruling that revoked their
licences. The new rules mean the
companies will have to store user
data for 180 days, and provide it to
security authorities if asked to do so.
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Letter from the
Features Editor
Rebecca Armstrong
i@inews.co.uk
How I turned my
Instagram habit into
real-life fun in the sun
Alongside drinking too much
and being truly horrible in the
mornings, one of my faults is the
amount of time I spend glued
to the photo-sharing social
network Instagram. I check it in
the morning, on the way to work,
in the queue for coffee (I drink
too much of that, too), during the
day, on the way home, in the pub,
and last thing at night. I try not to
compare my life to the stream of
pictures I see, but I often fail.
I spent much of the bank holiday
weekend looking at beautiful
photos of Britain in the sunshine
(“the hottest early May bank
holiday since records began”
ringing in my ears).
There were people who
I’ve never met in real life (IRL)
splashing around in rivers; some
of my best friends exploring
the beach in Norfolk; celebrities
raising glasses of rosé – and
uploading a few filtered images
of my own, not-very-exciting
Sunday afternoon in the back
garden, feeling grumpy that I
wasn’t somewhere more exciting,
and that I’d be spending bank
holiday Monday in the office.
What a brat. I have a job that I
love, other people are enjoying
themselves and the country’s
corner shops are doing a roaring
trade in ice lollies. So yesterday
I logged out of Instagram, went
to work and then made hay while
the sun shone – I spent a blissful
lunch hour in the park reading the
paper and having a picnic.
In this case, my Instagram habit
has been a double-edged sword.
It made me envious of everyone
else’s fun in the sun, but then it
made me go and make my own. I
very much hope that all i readers
had as nice a time as I did IRL in
the end.
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NEWS
WEATHER
Barbecues and
rosé as mercury
hits record high on
early May holiday
By Cahal Milmo
ture of 28.7°C (83.6°F), recorded
at RAF Northolt in west London,
nudged past the previous high of
Britain experienced its hottest ever 28.6°C set in 1995. The temperature
early May bank holiday yesterday in the capital was a full 10°C above
after the temperature reached the seasonal average and many
nearly 29°C in London and large parts of the UK were hotter than
swathes of the country enjoyed un- Rome, Madrid or Honolulu.
The South East, the Midlands
broken sunshine.
A plume of hot air originating and East Anglia had the warmest of
from the Continent pushed the the weather with the majority of the
mercury to its highest level since country experiencing temperatures
the bank holiday was introduced between 23°C and 27°C.
The three days of barbecue
in 1978, providing a sorely needed
boost for retailers and Britons for weather were a bonus for retailers,
whom memories of a lingering win- who reported steep rises in sales of
sunshine-reliant staples from burgter are only just receding.
The record-breaking tempera- ers to rosé wine. Asda said it had
steep increases in sales of paddling
pools and garden gnomes, while
Playing it cool No sun fun Waitrose reported a 200 per cent
increase in barbecue meat sales.
While people across much of the UK
The heatwave did not bring
unadulterated joy, though. Hayfever
got out the sun cream yesterday,
it was not a tale of uninterrupted
sufferers took to social media to
point out that the hot weather
sunshine across the
country.
had also coincided with
As Londoners and
a spike in the pollen
Mancunians enjoyed
count, bringing misery
temperatures
to allergy sufferers
well into the
across the country.
The temperature
Forecasters said
mid-to-high 20s,
recorded
at
the citizens of
m o re c h a n ge a b l e
Inverness in the
Inverness made do
weather will arrive
Scottish Highlands
with a rather less
later in the month
yesterday
balmy 13°C.
as the area of high
Further north on
pressure causing the high
the Shetland Islands, the
temperatures dissipates.
temperature reached 8°C. The
Charlie Powell, a forecaster with
weather gods also did not smile
the Met Office, said: “It doesn’t look
particularly upon parts of the West
like it’s going to carry on in a simiCountry after St Ives and elsewhere
lar kind of vein of high pressure in
on the north Cornish and Devon
charge that we have now.”
CHIEF REPORTER
13°C
coasts spent at least part of the day
swathed in low cloud and sea mist.
Sunseekers in Harrogate,
north Yorkshire (main),
Bognor Regis, West Sussex
(top right) and Richmond,
Surrey, enjoy the recordbreaking temperatures
PA; GETTY; AFP
Weather, page 47
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8 MAY 2018
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TRAVEL
Road and rail
chaos sour end
of long weekend
By Simon Calder
May Day From paganism to socialism
While formally marking the
flourishing of spring with dance and
feasting dates back to pagan times,
the early May bank holiday is
a newcomer in the ranks of
government-sanctioned days off.
The public holiday on the first
Monday of May was brought in under
Labour Prime Minister Jim Callaghan
in 1978 as a nod to International
Workers’ Day – which since the 1890s
has been the traditional day of left-
wing protest in search of improved
labour rights.
The new bank holiday was the first
to be added to the official roster since
the Bank Holidays Act of 1871, and
its socialist origins meant it was less
than popular with those on the right
of the political spectrum.
There are regular calls for the date
to be moved to a date later in the
year to thin out the cluster of bank
holidays from Easter to Whitsun.
The end of the bank holiday
weekend brought further travel
chaos yesterday. Rail passengers
on Great Western Railway services
between London and the west of
England and South Wales faced
worse disruption than expected.
Network Rail engineering
repairs, linked to Crossrail, closed
the main line between London
Paddington and Reading.
Trains to and from Cornwall,
Devon, Bristol and South Wales
were meant to divert via Oxford but
a shortage of train crew qualified to
work on the alternative line meant
Cardiff and Swansea services were
curtailed and ran instead to Reading.
Only one long-distance train per
hour ran through to Paddington; the
usual frequency is six.
The train operator blamed
insufficient time to prepare, plan
and run many of the train services
initially advertised to run over
the weekend.
Passengers hoping to travel
between London and the south
coast by rail faced another day of
delays.
The heavily used main line
between London and Brighton was
closed between Gatwick and Three
Bridges. A bus replacement service
was set up but again, the vast
crowds travelling north and south
Congestion in the
Bournemouth and
Boscombe areas of Dorset was
so severe yesterday that at one
point traffic queued for 15 miles
back on roads leading into the
popular coastal resorts.
Heavy road traffic and chaos on the
railways failed to deter thousands of
people from heading to Brighton
faced delays of up to two hours
yesterday, as they had on Sunday.
Road users faced widespread
delays as people returned home
from weekend breaks. Motorways
i n Ke n t a n d S u r r e y w e r e
particularly congested, as was the
M11 in Essex, Highways England
warned. There were also severe
delays on the M55 in Lancashire
and the M60 and M62 around
Manchester and Warrington.
Thousands of airline passengers
also faced difficult journeys as the
latest two-day strike on Air France
continued across the Channel.
On Friday, the airline’s boss quit
after failing to persuade pilots, cabin
crew and ground staff to agree to a
settlement offering a 7 per cent rise
over the next four years.
On Sunday, Bruno Le Maire,
France’s economy minister, insisted
there would be no government
bailout and warned: “The survival
of Air France is in the balance.” .
Italian air controllers are planning
a nationwide strike starting today.
THE INDEPENDENT
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EQUALITY
CRIME
BBC ‘tokenistic’ on staff diversity
By Sam Lister
The Labour MP David Lammy
has attacked the BBC for
“paying lip service” on staff
diversity. He said that over
the past two decades there
had been a “consistent
failure” to make the
corporation more diverse
despite a host of initiatives.
Recruitment of black and ethnic
minority staff increased by just
0.9 per cent in the four years to
2015, added the MP for
Tottenham. In a report
on tackling injustice,
he wrote: “The BBC’s
10-person executive
committee is all white.
Yet we are supposed
to be satisfied with our
nat iona l b road c a s t er
paying lip service to diversity
in terms of hiring junior staff whilst
letting diverse talent fade away
further up the food chain, and the
people who call the shots at the top
remaining a closed club.
“If social mobility is going to be
more than Westminster jargon, we
need to tackle social apartheid.”
Mr Lammy was one of 13 MPs to
write for a pamphlet for the Joseph
Rowntree Foundation and Bright
Blue think-tanks calling for action
to tackle the injustices highlighted
by Theresa May when she became
Prime Minister.
Bank holiday
weekend marred
by shootings and
knife attacks
By Jane Clinton
Bank holiday violence flared with a
series of shootings and stabbings
across the country, prompting the
mother of one murdered teenager
to beg for her son be the “last”
such victim.
Extra police, supported by
armed units, patrolled streets in
London following three shootings
that resulted in one teenager being
killed and two others, aged 13 and
15, wounded. Last night, police were
locked in a stand-off with an armed
man in a property in Oxford city
centre after shots were fired.
Meanwhile, a youth was shot in the
leg while playing football with friends
in Clayton, Manchester, yesterday.
Officers were also investigating
separate stabbings in Liverpool and
Luton, in which two men died.
Merseyside Police named Fatah
Warsame, 20, from Cardiff, as the
victim of a knife attack in Liverpool
city centre early on Sunday morning.
Another 20-year-old was stabbed
and killed in Bishopscote Road,
The Home Secretary, Sajid
Javid, said of the attacks:
“Serious violence is robbing
too many young people of their
futures. I will work with anyone
determined to tackle it.”
Luton, on Sunday afternoon. Pretana
Morgan, 38, whose 17-year-old son
Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton was
shot dead while playing football
in Kennington, south London, on
Saturday evening, said: “Let my son
be the last and be an example to
everyone. Just let it stop.”
Rhyhiem was one of a number of
people shot or attacked in the capital
over the bank holiday weekend.
On Sunday, two teenage boys
were shot in Wealdstone, north-west
London. A 13-year-old suffered a
shotgun pellet wound to the head but
was later discharged from hospital.
Police said he was an “innocent
bystander” who was walking with
his parents when he was shot. A
15-year-old was also injured and is
being treated for a head injury. Police
believe a third victim was hit in the
arm but did not come forward. A
39-year-old man was arrested and has
been released under investigation.
In separate attacks on Sunday, a
22-year-old was shot in Lewisham,
south-east London, at about 6.30pm
and suffered non-threatening
wounds. And a dispute over driving
resulted in a 43-year-old man being
stabbed in Ealing, west London.
A fifth victim of the holiday violence
was a 37-year-old man stabbed to
death in Macclesfield, Cheshire.
Police said that a 29-year-old man
and a 15-year-old boy, both from the
local area, have been arrested.
Victims of the latest violence
Rhyhiem Ainsworth Barton
The teenager, who was shot dead
in Kennington, south London, was
described by his mother as a “good
boy” who was not involved with gangs.
Pretana Morgan said that the
17-year-old, who was an aspiring
architect and a rapper, “had so much
potential” and was “trying to make
a difference” by learning to work
with children.
Rhyhiem had returned to
London just a few weeks before his
death after Ms Morgan sent him
abroad to live with relatives
in Jamaica when he was stabbed
in an incident in the capital.
Fatah Warsame
The 20-year-old, from Cardiff, was
killed on Hanover Street in Liverpool
at about 4am on Sunday. The victim,
also known as Fatah Jama, died from a
single stab wound to the chest.
His family was too upset to speak
about their loss at their home in
Canton, Cardiff, yesterday.
Tributes were paid to Mr Jama
on social media, however. One of
those paying tribute, Amin Omar,
wrote on Facebook: “Still hasn’t
sunk in tha my bro Fatah Jama is
gone. Please make dua [an Islamic
act of supplication] for him and his
family during this hard time.”
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8 MAY 2018
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POLITICS
SNP MP claims
Corbyn backs
Scottish
independence
By Laura Paterson
The US Secretary of State,
Mike Pompeo, and Boris
Johnson at the State
Department yesterday AP
Johnson targets US media in effort
to get Trump to stick with Iran deal
By Richard Vaughan
Boris Johnson appeared on Donald
Trump’s favourite television news
show to appeal to the President to
remain signed up to the Iran nuclear
deal. The Foreign Secretary went on
to say in a separate interview that Mr
Trump would be in line for the Nobel
Peace Prize if he fixed the Iran deal.
Mr Johnson is on a two-day
diplomatic mission to Washington
where he is meeting the US Secretary
of State Mike Pompeo in an effort to
persuade the administration not to
pull the plug on the agreement. The
deadline for Mr Trump to recertify
the deal falls next Saturday.
Speaking on the Fox and Friends
news show yesterday, Mr Johnson
said: “The President is right to
see flaws in it and he has set a very
reasonable challenge to the world.
“Iran is behaving badly, Iran has a
tendency to develop intercontinental
ballistic missiles and we have got to
stop that. We have got to push back
on what Iran is doing in the region, we
have got to be tougher on Iran.”
But he warned that the President
should not “throw the baby out with
No deal? Tehran prepares for worst
President Hassan Rouhani hinted
yesterday that Iran could remain
in its 2015 nuclear deal with
world powers even if the
US dropped out, but he
said Tehran would fiercely
resist US pressure to
limit its influence in
the Middle East.
Donald Trump, a longtime critic of the deal
reached between Iran and
six powers before he took office,
has threatened to pull out by not
extending sanctions waivers when
By Emily Beament
British farmers and growers should
remain the “No 1 supplier of choice”
to UK consumers after Brexit, farming leaders have urged.
The National Farmers’ Union
(NFU) wants to see a new farming
policy after the UK leaves the European Union that allows consumers to
enjoy more sustainable, high-quality
and affordable British food.
The NFU has outlined its vision for
what the future should look like when
they expire next Saturday, unless
European signatories of the accord
fix what he calls its “flaws”.
Under the agreement with
the US, France, Germany,
Britain, Russia and China,
Iran halted its nuclear
programme, suspected
of being for military use,
in exchange for relief from
sanctions. Mr Rouhani said
Iran had been preparing for
every possible scenario, including a
deal without Washington or no deal
at all. REUTERS
and Natanz? Is that really a realistic
possibility? Or do we work round
what we have got and push back on
Iran together?”
Under the terms of the
arrangement, Iran is committed to a
peaceful nuclear energy programme.
At the time it was hailed by Barack
Obama as a turning point in relations
between the West and Tehran.
But Mr Trump has been a critic
of the agreement and in January
issued an ultimatum to “either fix
the deal’s disastrous flaws, or the
US will withdraw”.
The UK’s ambassador to the US Sir
Kim Darroch said the Iran agreement
was “a good deal” but efforts were
being made to “find some language,
produce some action that meets
the President’s concerns”. British,
French and German diplomats have
been working for weeks behind the
scenes with US counterparts in an
effort to preserve the Iran deal.
POLITICS
FARMING
NFU offers food
for thought
over subsidies
the bath water” amid fears it could
lead to Iran developing nuclear
weapons: “What if the Iranians do
rush for a nuclear weapon? Are we
seriously saying that we are going
to bomb those facilities at Fordo
the UK leaves the Common Agricultural Policy – which pays subsidies
to farmers – that the Government is
currently consulting on.
Amid calls for taxpayers’ money
to be restricted to protecting landscapes, wildlife and preventing flooding, rather than current payments
for owning land, the NFU said food
production should be seen as in the
national interest.
It called for new policies which are
fair to all farm businesses, provide a
level playing field in the UK and with
major competitors, and gives time
and certainty for farmers to plan,
adapt and invest in the future.
The plan must also ensure public
investment remains effective in promoting productivity the NFU urged.
Sinn Féin ‘to stay out of Westminster’
By David Connett
Sinn Féin’s boycott of the Parliament
at Westminster will remain in
place regardless of the Brexit
crisis, the party’s newest
MP has said.
With Theresa May’s
government dependent
on DUP support for its
majority, seven Sinn
Féin MPs could hold the
balance of power in key Brexit
legislation votes.
However, it requires Sinn Féin to
suspend or reverse its abstentionist
policy, which sees its MPs refusing to
swear allegiance to the Queen and sit
in Westminster.
There has been speculation that
younger Sinn Féin members
were prepared to be more
flexible on abstention. But
Orfhlaith Begley, who
won the West Tyrone
byelection last week,
told The Irish Times there
was no pressure inside
the party for change. She
insisted that nationalists in
general remained in favour of
abstaining. Ms Begley said she had
stood on an abstentionist ticket which
was endorsed by the electorate.
Labour has dismissed as
“complete nonsense” claims from
the SNP MP Mhairi Black that
Jeremy Corbyn told her he backs
Scottish independence.
Ms Black (inset) said she knew
from talking to the Labour leader
that he personally did not believe
in Labour’s official position of
supporting Scotland
remaining in the UK.
“I’m raging at
Jeremy,” the MP
for Paisley and
Renfrewshire
South told the
news website
HuffPost UK. “He
has totally sold his
soul, especially in
terms of Scotland. He
has sold out in terms of Scottish
independence – because I know
that he doesn’t believe the things
he says about independence now.”
Questioned about how she
knew that Mr Corbyn supported
independence, she said: “From
talking to him.”
A Labour Party spokeswoman
said: “Mhairi Black’s claims are
complete nonsense.”
POLITICS
‘People settling
old scores’ with
Bercow attacks
By David Hughes
The House of Commons Speaker,
John Bercow, has been given
support by a former colleague
who suggested that bullying
allegations against him may have
been “people settling old scores”.
Mr Bercow (inset) has denied
claims of bullying made against
him by two former members of
his staff. Some MPs
have suggested
that he should
stand down.
But Robin Fell,
who served
as principal
doorkeeper in
the Commons,
said he had never
experienced any
bullying behaviour
from the Speaker. “My dealings
with him have always been
absolutely wonderful but he
does have the reputation that he
doesn’t suffer fools gladly,” he said,
“It’s always been my experience
that if you are dealing with
someone who you think may not
suffer fools gladly, it’s probably
quite a good idea not to be a fool.”
Asked about the allegations, Mr
Fell told the BBC: “Perhaps people
are settling old scores.”
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Black and ethnic doctors ‘face discrimination’
By Florence Snead
Three-quarters of black and minority ethnic (BME) GPs have
experienced racial discrimination from patients, while one in
four say it happens at least once a
month, a survey has found.
According to the findings, 26
per cent of BME GPs said they
had faced discrimination from
patients monthly on account of
their race. The survey also found
just over one in three BME GPs
had faced the discrimination from
some of their colleagues, with 12
per cent saying it was monthly or
more often.
One GP, who wished to remain
anonymous, recalled being told
by a loyal patient that patients in
the waiting room were discussing how they would refuse to see
a “coloured” doctor. The GP told
the magazine GP Pulse, which conducted the survey: “Others were
apparently fearful that the doctor
wouldn’t be able to speak English
to an adequate level.”
Dr Chaand Nagpaul, of the British Medical Association, called
the findings “extremely concerning”. He said: “We will be looking
in detail at the issue of racial bias
in general practice at our BME
doctors event later this summer.”
Peer apologises
to Javid over
offensive cartoon
By Richard Vaughan
Lord Adonis apologised yesterday
for tweeting a cartoon that depicted
the new Home Secretary, Sajid Javid,
wanting to deport his parents.
The Labour peer later admitted
that the caricature was in “poor
taste”, but not before he was criticised by Mr Javid.
In the image, Mr Javid, a secondgeneration migrant, is seen at a desk
saying: “I just want to settle in, get
organised, then deport my parents.”
Mr Javid’s father died six years
ago. The minister, who was handed
the Home Office role in the wake of
the Windrush scandal, tweeted his
disappointment about the picture.
“Not like you Andrew Adonis. You’re
better than this,” he said.
Mr Javid then shared a
tweet from a user who
said they had used Mr
Javid as an example to
encourage a group of
British Pakistani boys to
“aim higher”.
He added: “Please tell
them not to be put off by the
likes of Andrew Adonis. Encourage them to aim high. If you put in the
hard work, you can achieve anything
– regardless of background – in our
great country.”
Four hours after posting the
image, Lord Adonis, a former
cabinet minister, tweeted an apology,
saying: “Sajid, on reflection I think
the cartoon is too personal and in
poor taste. I have deleted it. I am
sorry. Andrew.”
He also deleted the message with
the offending cartoon.
Fellow Tory MP Sarah Wollaston
had earlier tweeted: “No excuse for
this deeply offensive personal insult
targeting Sajid Javid and his family.”
Lord Adonis tweeted a cartoon
suggesting that Sajid Javid (inset)
would want to deport his parents
Mr Javid was subjected
to racist abuse following
his appointment to Home
Secretary, where he was
branded a “coconut” and
an “Uncle Tom”. Speaking about the Windrush
scandal just before he took
up the reins at the Home Office, Mr Javid said: “I’m a secondgeneration migrant. My parents
came to this country from Pakistan,
just like the Windrush generation,
“When I heard about the Windrush
issue I thought: ‘That could be my
mum. It could be my dad. It could be
my uncle – it could be me.’”
Penny Mordaunt, the
International Development
Secretary. replied to Lord Adonis,
saying: “Hope this display of
profoundly poor judgement is
shortlived, that you now regret it
and plan to put things right.”
TRANSPORT
Rail tickets ‘need reform
to make system simpler’
By Neil Lancefield
Rail ticketing could be overhauled to
make it fairer and easier to use.
A public consultation is being
launched by the industry to suggest
ways of simplifying the system, which
will lead to a report containing proposals for governments to consider.
A passenger group claimed reform is “overdue”. The Rail Delivery
Group, which represents private
train operators and Governmentowned Network Rail, said the industry’s suggestions will aim to be
revenue neutral, with no change in
average fares and no extra support
from taxpayers.
Only one in three passengers were
“very confident” they bought the
best-value ticket for their last journey, according to KPMG research.
The ticketing system is underpinned by regulations which are
unchanged from the mid-1990s, and
have not kept pace with technology
or how people work and travel.
Further layers of complexity have
been added through franchise agreements. That means around 55 million
different fares exist, including anomalies such as charging a peak-time
fare when half a trip is on an off-peak
service, and split ticketing, where it
can be cheaper to buy several tickets
for a single journey. The consultation
opens on 4 June, with a report expected in the autumn.
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Blanchett
takes a bow
at Cannes
The Australian actress
Cate Blanchett arrives
at the Grand Hyatt
Cannes Hotel Martinez
last night on the eve
of the 71st Cannes Film
Festival, where she
will serve as president
of the jury.
This year’s festival is
beginning with a legal
dispute, with a Paris
court deciding whether
Monty Python star
Terry Gilliam’s ‘The
Man Who Killed Don
Quixote’ can be shown.
Gilliam’s film is
scheduled to close the
festival on 19 May. But
Portuguese producer
Paulo Branco, who
initially worked with
Gilliam on the film,
claims that he owns
the film rights and
has sued Cannes
organisers to stop
them showing
it. Gilliam, 77, is
contesting Branco’s
claims. AFP/GETTY
HEALTH
Students risk their safety with ‘smart drug’ use
By Richard Vaughan and Tony Diver
Thousands of students are putting
their safety at risk by turning to the
dark web to buy “smart drugs” in a
bid to boost their academic performance, i can reveal.
The problem is even fuelling a increase in online
companies marketing
their pills at university
students as a means of
“enhancing their brains”
to give them the edge in
their end of year exams.
Students are increasingly
turning to modafinil, a
prescription pill usually given to
treat narcolepsy. It is part of the
family of drugs called nootropics,
which include Ritalin (inset)
and Adderall that are believed to
improve concentration.
According to a survey of students’
drug habits by the NUS last month,
around a fifth of students have used
smart drugs at some point during
their university career.
It comes as hundreds of thousands
of students prepare to take their
summer exams, with many feeling
intense pressure to get the best possible results.
John, a final year undergraduate at
Exeter University, told i that he uses
modafinil to meet his coursework
deadlines, buying from friends who
purchase it on the dark web. Using the
dark web was “safer and quicker”, he
said. “It’s cheaper and easier to get off
the dark net. There’s loads of websites
on the dark net that send all kinds of
drugs. There are a load of companies
that are starting up around the idea
of nootropics, and taking drugs and
enhancements for your brain. They
cater to students, but also to professionals,” John added.
Experts raised fears that students are putting themselves
at significant risk by buying
unknown substances over
the internet. Barbara
Sahakian, professor of
clinical neuropsychology
at Cambridge University,
said: “These drugs are
being made in Russia, India,
China and you do not know what
you are getting. They are not created
in the pristine environments in pharmaceutical companies, but in homemade labs.”
She said there had been a “real
rise” in smart pill use and some drugs
have been found to contain chemicals
not tested on humans. “The purely
safety issues are a big concern.”
Analysis
How modafinil works
‘Long-term studies are needed’
Barbara Sahakian
M
odafinil has been
used in the military.
In our studies we
have seen that it is a
cognitive enhancing drug. It has a
relatively low side-effect profile,
and so far no one has shown any
abuse potential unlike with the
amphetamine-based drugs.
I think the sensible way would
be for the Government to get
together with the pharmaceutical
companies and do a long-term
safety and efficacy study in
healthy people and, if it is safe and
effective, let them use it. Surgeons
on call turn to drinking lots of
caffeine, but the problem is it
causes hand tremors.
There is interest in whether
modafinil could be used for such
doctors. We did a study and it did
improve problem-solving ability.
There may be certain groups we
would want to use it for. In the
UK it is used to treat narcolepsy,
but in the US it is approved for
use for both narcolepsy and sleep
disturbance due to shift work.
The writer is professor of
clinical neuropsychology at
Cambridge University
Case study
‘It’s like a better version of caffeine. You don’t get shakes’
John, a final-year student at
the University of Exeter,
said that the pressure of
deadlines and the ready access
to modafinil through his housemates
led him to take the drug
“It’s just a simple online order and
it’s delivered through the post,”
he said. “It’s like a better version of
caffeine. You don’t get the shakes.
For me, it gave me a sense that I was
almost thinking faster.
“It’s kind of like, no distractions
and solid working for, like, four
hours without breaks apart from
going to the toilet.
“It’s what you’re doing in those
hours. It’s kind of a productivity
thing – you’re way more productive.
“I try not to use it now because
although it’s not addictive, people do
become dependent on it.
“I wouldn’t say that I personally
see it as an ethical issue. My friends
will take their exams on modafinil. I
don’t have any moral issues with it.”
Modafinil works on two chemicals
in the brain, dopamine and
noradrenaline, which are known to
be important for cognitive abilities.
They neuro-modulate, meaning
they fine tune our cognition. It
also has an effect on orexin in the
brain, which regulates arousal
and wakefulness.
Studies have shown that it also
has indirect effects on glutamate, a
neurotransmitter in the brain that
is very important for learning. The
different ways it stimulates the
brain means it is good for staying
awake and for concentration.
Crucially, dopamine is part
of the “reward” mechanism in
the brain. Unlike other drugs,
such as Ritalin, which increase
dopamine levels, modafinil is not
an amphetamine or stimulant,
but is described in the US as a
“wakefulness promoting agent”.
The upsides to the drug is that it
does not lead to a “crash” or hand
tremors. However, studies in the
US have shown modafinil triggers
the same mechanism as cocaine
and methamphetamine to increase
dopamine levels by blocking its
removal. It is this that has led to
fears it could be addictive.
The European Medicines
Agency has also warned that it
should not be taken by people with
uncontrolled, moderate to severe
hypertension or by people with
cardiac arrhythmia.
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FOOD
MPs accused of failing ‘sent-away’ children in care
By Jon Vale
Ministers have been
accused of breaking
t h e i r p ro m i s e t o
cut the numbers
of children being
“ fa r m e d o u t” t o
children’s homes long
distances from where
they were brought up.
Labour MP Ann Coffey
will use a parliamentary debate
to highlight evidence that a “sentaway generation” is in danger of
falling prey to paedophiles
and drugs gangs.
Despite a Government
pledge to clamp down
o n o u t - o f- b o r o u g h
placements, Ms Coffey
says there has been a
64 per cent rise in the
number of children being
sent to live away between
2012 and 2017.
There has also been a huge
increase in the number of sentaway children going missing, with
the number of incidents more than
doubling to almost 10,000 a year.
Ms Coffey (inset) described
the placement system as “not fit
for purpose”. Figures obtained by
Ms Coffey from the Department
for Education show the number
of children placed in homes out of
their borough has risen from 2,250
in 2012 to 3,680 in March 2017.
Dial 99! Vanilla
shortage threatens
our ice creams
By Cahal Milmo
CHIEF REPORTER
A scoop of vanilla ice cream might be
a prerequisite for the enjoyment of a
sunny British bank holiday – but fans
of the mainstay flavour may have to
prepare for disappointment.
Artisanal ice cream producers are
among a range of enterprises feeling
the effects of an extraordinary rise in
the price of vanilla pods, which, at up
to $700 (£515) per kilo, are now more
expensive than silver.
The root of the problem is the
combination of a rise in global
demand for the spice – fuelled by a
switch to natural vanilla flavouring
by some of the world’s biggest
food companies – and a squeeze
on production in Madagascar, the
tropical island off Africa where 80
per cent of the global crop is grown.
A cyclone a year ago wiped out
about a third of the harvest of this
notoriously hard-to-cultivate plant,
worsening a shortage which has
caused the price of cured vanilla
pods to rise ten-fold in five years, and
sparked violence linked to organised
crime groups who target farmers for
thefts and intimidation.
While Madagascar
remains the world’s largest
producer, with nearly 3,000
tons of beans per annum, other
countries including Indonesia,
Papua New Guinea and Mexico are
also trying to grow vanilla.
Food producers in Britain and
other countries are now struggling
to obtain the flavouring at economic
prices. At least one smaller-scale ice
cream producer in London has already removed vanilla from the menu
because of the exorbitant cost of the
all-important ingredient.
Other producers are having to
adopt more creative measures such
as fixing prices a year in advance in
order to manage fluctuations during
which global prices have risen by a
third in the past two years alone.
Cleo Sadler, who along with her
two sisters runs Snugburys, an icecream producer in Cheshire, told the
BBC: “It has really gone up, so last
year we decided to buy it forward by
a year’s-worth. We had to make a decision as to whether we could absorb
the costs – which we did in the end.”
A farmer inspects his vanilla crop in Madagascar, the tropical island off
Africa where 80 per cent of the global crop is grown RIJASOLO/AFP/GETTY
SOCIETY
Access for grandparents supported
By Florence Snead
MPs from across the political spectrum are backing a move to enshrine
in law the right of grandparents to see
their grandchildren after a divorce.
They are supporting an amendment to the Children’s Act which
would refer to a child’s right to have
a relationship with close members of
their extended family.
This would, according to The Daily
Telegraph, also include aunts and uncles being able to have access to their
nieces and nephews.
Under the current system, a relative must apply to a court for access
rights and then for a child arrangement order to be put in place, which
takes time and involves legal fees.
It comes after the issue was debated in the House of Commons
last week, with the Conservative
MP Nigel Huddleston saying he had
heard stories of grandparents being
visited by the police and accused of
harassment after attempting to send
birthday or Christmas cards to their
grandchildren.
A Ministry of Justice spokesperson said: “The welfare of a child is the
primary consideration for the family
courts and steps are taken wherever
possible to reduce the impact of family conflict on children when relationships end. We will consider any
proposals for helping children maintain involvement with grandparents.”
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Autism diagnosis linked to light response test in babies
By Jennifer Cockerell
Babies whose pupils react strongly
to sudden changes in light intensity
are more likely to later be diagnosed
with autism spectrum disorder
(ASD), a study has shown.
Researchers said their findings
provide support for the view
that sensory processing plays an
important role in the development of
the disorder.
Scientists in the study, published
in the journal Nature Communications, investigated the pupillary
light reflex – a basic mechanism
controlling the amount of light that
reaches the retina in which the pupil
contracts when the eye is exposed to
sudden increases in brightness.
Across the UK and Sweden the
study looked at 147 infants with an
older sibling with ASD. Of these,
29 met the criteria for ASD at the
follow-up. The study also included a
control group of 40 typically developing infants.
Dr Teodora Gliga, of Birkbeck College, University of London, who led
the UK part of the study, said: “For
a long time, autism has been defined
by atypical social interaction and
communication. However, researchers are increasingly embracing the
view that the earliest signs of the
condition may lie in more basic processes of brain development.
“Understanding the developmental mechanisms behind autism will
help improve early detection as well
as the design of early interventions.
A large sample is needed to reach
the statistical power that can give us
confidence in the findings.”
The research was carried out in
conjunction with Sweden’s Uppsala
University, where Dr Terje FalckYtter said: “We believe the findings
point to a very basic function that
has not been studied before.”
ROYAL FAMILY
SERVICE
Meghan set to be
named HRH the
Duchess of Sussex
on wedding day
Stormzy song is
inspiring me,
reveals Welby
By Serina Sandhu
Meghan Markle is expected to become the Duchess of Sussex when
she marries Prince Harry.
The American actress will become
a fully fledged member of the Royal
Family – with an HRH title to match.
Tradition dictates royals receive a
title on the morning of their wedding
– with Harry likely to become the
Duke of Sussex.
Dukedoms were created for families unconnected with the monarchy
until the late 19th century. The most
recent title was created in 1874 for
the Duke of Westminster because
his family was so wealthy, said Cambridge University history professor
Jon Parry. “These titles were obviously extremely prestigious and suggested great status at a time when
the hereditary peerage mattered politically, but now, of course, it doesn’t,”
said Professor Parry.
Today ducal titles and hereditary
peerages are largely symbolic. One
person can have more than one title,
and titles can remain unassigned.
There are currently 24 dukes, not
including royal dukes. If a hereditary
peer dies without an heir today, the
title is returned to the Royal Family.
In 1999 hereditary peers’ entitlement
to a seat in the House of Lords was
limited. Only 92 hereditary peers are
allowed to sit, elected by other hereditary peers.
The Prime Minister can give a life
peerage (and a seat in the Lords)
but these titles cannot pass on
to children. Duke of Sussex is one
of the ducal titles that have always
been reserved for members of the
Royal Family.
“The problem is that most of these
titles are either taken (Edinburgh,
York, Cambridge, Kent, Gloucester)
or discredited because their holders
got into political trouble of some
sort (Windsor, Cumberland, Albany,
Clarence), or are politically problematic (Connaught being in southern
Ireland and thus no longer under
British rule),” said Professor Parry.
The first and only Duke of Sussex
was Prince Augustus, sixth son of
King George III. Suffering from asthma, he was deemed too delicate to
join the military. He was sent abroad
and married Lady Augusta Murray,
whom he called “Goosy”, in secret in
Rome in 1793. The marriage was declared void by George III, who had not
By Nina Massey
Prince Harry and Meghan Markle: the Sussex ducal title they are expected to
take up was previously held by a son of George III AFP/GETTY
given his approval. It was later annulled on the grounds that it contravened the Royal Marriages Act 1772.
The Queen’s youngest son, Prince
Edward, had been expected to be
given the title the Duke of Sussex
when he married in 1999, but in a surprise move he received an Earldom
linked to the ancient Anglo-Saxon
kingdom of Wessex.
In Saturday’s
The Archbishop of Canterbury
is taking inspiration from a
Stormzy song as he nervously
prepares for Prince Harry and
Meghan Markle’s wedding.
Justin Welby, the Church of
England’s most senior cleric,
who will officiate the ceremony
on 19 May, is not immune from
nerves before a big occasion.
The archbishop
told the BBC: “I’m
always nervous
at weddings
because it
is such an
important day
for the couple
– whoever they
are. I’ve made
a couple of cackhanded mistakes over the past
couple of weddings I’ve been
involved in, and I’m thinking
this is probably not a good
moment to make it a hat-trick.”
He has previously admitted to
fearing that he might drop the
ring during the service.
The archbishop said he was
preparing by listening to a line
from “Blinded By Your Grace”
by grime artist Stormzy (inset),
was helping him.
He explained: “There’s a line
in that – ‘I stay prayed up and
then I get the job done’ – I think
that sort of sums it up.”
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SCIENCE
The Sun will die as
a luminous globe
‘in 5 billion years’
Male gene ‘may
protect against
some cancers’
By John von Radowitz
A dramatic death is predicted for the
Sun in five billion years as our parent
star morphs into a planetary nebula,
say UK scientists.
Until now, astronomers have
agreed on the sun’s expected life
span, but the nature of its death has
been controversial.
The latest research suggests that
the Sun will transform into a planetary nebula – a massive glowing globe
of gas and dust.
Planetary nebulae are among the
most beautiful and striking objects
seen by astronomers, some shining
bright enough to be seen across disThe Parker Solar Probe is
expected to be launched
by Nasa later this year to fly into
the Sun’s atmosphere, about four
million miles from the surface, to
provide a raft of data.
tances of millions of light years. But
a star has to be above a certain mass
to create a visible nebula. It had been
thought that the sun was too light.
But research, published in the
journal Nature Astronomy, shows the
sun is just big enough to end its life
in glorious style, as a luminous planetary nebula.
Professor Albert Zijlstra, a member of the international research
team from the University of Manchester, said: “When a star dies it
ejects a mass of gas and dust – known
as its envelope – into space. The envelope can be as much as half the star’s
mass. This reveals the star’s core,
which by this point in the star’s life is
running out of fuel, eventually turning off before finally dying.
“It is only then the hot core makes
the ejected envelope shine brightly
for around 10,000 years – a brief
period in astronomy. This is what
makes the planetary nebula visible.
Some are so bright that they can be
seen from distances measuring tens
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An artist’s impression a planetary nebula, which is what scientists say will
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of millions of light years, where the
star itself would have been too faint
to see.”
The scientists developed a new
data model that predicts the life cycle
of stars. It showed that after ejection
of the envelope, dying stars heated up
three times faster than was previously thought. This makes it much easier
for a low-mass star such as the Sun
to produce a bright planetary nebula.
Professor Zijlstra added: “The
data said you could get bright planetary nebulae from low-mass stars like
the Sun – the models had said that
anything less than about twice the
mass of the sun would give a nebula
too faint to see.”
Scientists have discovered a gene
found only in males protects against
the development of acute myeloid
leukaemia (AML) and other cancers.
AML is an aggressive blood cancer.
It develops in cells in the bone marrow and leads to life-threatening infections and bleeding.
The UTY gene was found to help
protect against cancers in the mice
monitored in the study. It is found on
the Y chromosome which is carried
only by males, and its discovery improves understanding of how AML
and other cancers develop.
Lead author Dr Malgorzata Gozdecka, of the Wellcome Sanger Institute, said: “Previously it had been
suggested that the only function of
the Y chromosome is in creating male
sexual characteristics, but our results indicate that the Y chromosome
could also protect against AML.”
Professor Brian Huntly, of the
University of Cambridge, said: “Our
study strengthens the argument
that loss of the Y chromosome can
increase the risk of cancer and describes a mechanism for how this
may happen.”
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JOHN ‘BULLY’
BERCOW
LEGACY OF
KARL MARX
KAY
BURLEY
SIR ALEX
FERGUSON
ELEGY FOR
‘NO 16’
THERON’S
FILM ‘TULLY’
Speaker’s
actions are
indefensible
His theories
haven’t killed
off capitalism
Sky presenter
deserves her
accolades
A seemingly
indestructible
presence
Lessons from
a 43-year-old
spider
A long, hard
look at
motherhood
Telegraph
Financial Times
Spectator
Belfast Telegraph
New Yorker
The Atlantic
I am passing this bank
holiday in beautiful
Dorset. My thoughts
are distracted,
however, by the quite
different subject
of John Bercow,
the Speaker of the
Commons. I feel rather
as Sam Gamgee would
have felt if Gollum had
shown up at Bag End.
(Charles Moore)
It was not by
coincidence that
Marx could not
finish Das Kapital.
It was riddled with
contradictions. His
personal frustration
anticipated that of the
Soviet Union.
(Adam Tooze)
She was named
Broadcast Journalist
of the Year by the
London Press Club last
week, beating out the
tough, brilliant Laura
Kuenssberg. Burley is
a barometer of sound
judgement. I’m firmly
in the adore camp.
(Stephen Daisley)
He realised football
reached down to the
very grass roots of
communities and
brought his players on
many occasions
to Northern Ireland
to play in tournaments.
He was also a staunch
supporter of various
charities. We, like
his fans, wish him a
full recovery.
(Editorial)
No 16 and her kin
offer a lesson in
sustainability. A long
life, a slow metabolism,
relatively few progeny,
and a frugal approach
to the environment
– these are the key
to living in, and
supporting, a diverse
and stable landscape.
(Alan Burdick)
As a portrayal
of postpartum
depression, Tully is
a success – simplistic
at times, but an
admirable gut-punch
nonetheless. The
ending adds some
complex layers on
top of that portrayal,
though, and left
me with questions
I couldn’t quite as
satisfactorily answer
afterwards. Much
of what does work
is owed to Charlize
Theron’s incredible
performance.
(David Sims)
The Guardian
To defend Bercow
because he has
humbled Johnson,
snubbed Trump and is
detested by the Daily
Mail is to endorse the
tribal routine where
uncontrollable male
rage is now being
reinvented as the
impatient zeal of
a reformer.
(Catherine Bennett)
Quote of
the day
Let my son be
the last and
be an example
to everyone.
Just let it stop
Pretana Morgan
The mother of a
17-year-old killed on
Saturday calls for an
end to gun violence
on Britain’s streets
Huffington Post
The post-war boom,
rather than being a
refutation of Marx,
was more like a
historical blip – when
the stars were aligned
to regulate capitalism
in a broad public
interest. But one bad
decade, the 1970s, was
sufficient to restore
both capitalists and the
ideology of raw, freemarket capitalism to
their usual power.
(Robert Kuttner)
Digital Spy
Over the course of her
career, Kay has made
Peter Andre cry, called
an activist “a bit of a
knob”, described the
royal baby as a “porker”
and claimed that she
could see the sadness
in a dog’s eyes after
the Paris terror attack.
She’s not afraid to
speak her mind, even if
that means making the
news herself.
(Chris Edwards)
Daily Mail
A fall, a sudden
deterioration, that
could happen to just
anyone. Yet Ferguson
never seemed just
anyone. We buy into
these fantasies of
sport’s indestructibles
and nobody came to
embody those myths
more than Ferguson.
(Martin Samuel)
Washington Post
A long, dry summer
in 1977 wiped out a
third of one year’s
generation. Hungry
quail scratched open
nests. A scorpion even
invaded one burrow.
Still, No 16 survived
and grew larger,
expanding her burrow
every year, until it was
as wide as a dime, then a
quarter, and larger still.
(Avi Selk)
Joe.ie
Anyone who is a parent
(or knows a parent)
needs to see this
movie. So, yes, that
means everyone.
(Rory Cashin)
LifeInBrief
ART PAUL ART DIRECTOR OF ‘PLAYBOY’
Art Paul, who has died aged 93, was
the founding art director of Playboy
magazine. He created the familiar
bunny logo that became the symbol
of Hugh Hefner’s publishing and
entertainment empire, and exerted a
lasting influence on magazine design.
The young Arthur Paul decided
to become an artist after seeing a
sculpture his brother made of their
sleeping sister. He kept his brother’s
sculpture for the rest of his life. He
studied art in Chicago, either side of
service in the US Army Air Forces
during the Second World War.
Hefner was developing his idea for
a new men’s magazine in 1953 when
he approached Paul, then a freelance
illustrator and designer in Chicago.
Hefner sought a clean, modern design
for the magazine. Paul designed the
first cover, a photograph of Marilyn
Monroe taken during a parade as she
waved to a crowd. Paul, the first person
hired by Hefner at Playboy, designed
the table of contents, articles and
regular features – and its first nude
photo, an image of Monroe on a red
satin sheet. (“I had nothing on but the
radio,” she quipped.)
When Hefner, who died last year,
decided that the magazine needed a
recognisable symbol, like its rivals, he
suggested the idea of a rabbit. In less
than an hour, Paul sketched the bunny
head in profile, with a jaunty bow tie.
At first, it was intended to mark the
end of stories, but it soon migrated
to the magazine’s cover, where it
has stayed. Paul, who was Playboy’s
art director for 29 years, came up
with ways to disguise the cover logo.
Readers sometimes wrote to the
magazine, saying the logo was missing
from the cover, but it was invariably
there, whether in a pair of gloves held
just so, in a reflection from a woman’s
eye, in a pattern of rumpled sheets, on
a cufflink peeking out from a sleeve
or, shown in negative space, by an
overhead view of a group of women
arranged on a beach.
“I didn’t want to hide it so much,
necessarily,” Paul said in 2009. “I
wanted to involve it with the lifestyle a
little more – with fun and with humour.”
In addition to designing the look of
Playboy, Paul hired artists to create
original paintings and illustrations.
He commissioned work from Salvador
Dali, Andy Warhol, LeRoy Neiman,
James Rosenquist and Shel Silverstein,
telling them their work should reflect
the spirit of the article and should stand
alone, without need of a caption.
During Paul’s tenure as art director,
Playboy won hundreds of awards for
illustration and graphic design and
influenced the visual appearance
of scores of other magazines and
newspapers. After retiring from
Playboy in 1982, Paul worked as a
painter and independent designer.
His first marriage, to Beatrice Miller,
ended in divorce. His survivors include
his wife of 43 years, Suzanne Seed;
two sons from his first marriage; a
stepdaughter; and two grandchildren.
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How Corbyn could win
If Labour wants power, the party must listen to the electorate
I
t’s all very well for the Labour
Party to declare itself the
home of “the many, not the
few”. It’s a catchy slogan, and
it always gets the crowd going
at those rallies you see on
television. It has a serious problem,
however: it keeps turning out to
be rubbish. Even after Jeremy
Corbyn’s best-ever campaign, and
the Conservative Party’s worst in
many years, in the 2017 general
election the Labour “many” added
up to about 750,000 fewer votes
than the Tory “few”.
The slogan flopped last week, too.
The estimated national vote share
for the two main parties implied
by the result of the local council
elections is about 35 per cent each.
This wouldn’t happen in a true
contest between “the many” and
“the few”. If British conservatism
is only some tiny, wealthy minority,
then a democratic election would
result in Labour storming to
victory every time. In practice, even
Corbyn’s massed activist base keeps
failing to actually win in a toe-to-toe
electoral fight.
Owen Jones embodied this
incoherence in Westminster, when
he declared: “The Tories have the
hedge-fund managers. Labour has
the people.” The Tories went on to
win the popular vote, suggesting
either that there are more hedgefund managers than anyone
realised, or that the rhetoric is false.
The problem with “the few”
appears to be that there are just
so many of them, while “the many”
don’t seem quite as numerous as
their name would suggest.
The way in which a range of
experienced party staffers, effective
local leaders and relatively talented
MPs deemed ideologically impure
have been sidelined or driven out
hasn’t helped Labour’s campaigns.
As a keen student of the
Soviet Union, one might imagine
that Seumas Milne knew that
Stalin’s purge of the Red Army
weakened its performance, but
apparently his reading skipped
that cautionary example. Team
Corbyn has performed a miniature
re-enactment of the error within
Labour HQ and various local
branches. The righteous fury with
which the new Labour Party treats
dissenters in its own ranks, however,
is a symptom of a deeper sickness.
The clue lies in that famous
slogan, which lends a bogus nobility
to a chauvinistic refusal to tolerate
disagreement. It’s bad enough to
challenge Corbyn, but how could
anyone dare to obstruct “the
The righteous fury with
which the new Labour
Party treats dissenters
in its ranks is a symptom
of a deeper sickness
many”? Doing so surely identifies
you as one of “the few” – and
therefore a Tory, an all-round
bastard, and various things worse
even than that.
Corbynite language is
drenched in this elevation of their
own mission to a supposedly
unquestionable status. The 99 per
cent versus the 1 per cent. The
cultish myth that Corbyn himself
has always been right, on literally
everything, like a prophet in the
wilderness. The way in which whole
tracts of their party’s own history
– from the nuclear deterrent and
Nato to Blair’s landslides – are
denounced as not “real Labour”.
Such unmerited certainty is
dangerous, and can lead to very
dark places. People who otherwise
declare themselves opposed to
racism become willing to dismiss
proven incidents of anti-Semitism
as a smear cooked up by sinister
cabals of wealthy Jews, or the
state of Israel, all because they
believe their cause outweighs all
other considerations.
Commentators sometimes say
that Corbyn is unelectable. That
is, sadly, not true. It would be
disastrous to give him power, but
he could feasibly win it nonetheless.
He has 500,000 ardent, paid-up
supporters. He has hefty support
among our cultural elites in the
arts and academia, and many who
harbour doubts about him allow
themselves to be cowed by peer
pressure and the Twitter mob.
Some of his ideas have a
superficial appeal, and big business
aids him every time it fails its
Corbyn’s ideas
have appeal. And
big businesses
aid him every
time they fail
their customers
customers. The Conservative
Party, which has a duty to prevent
the hard left from gaining power,
stumbled badly in last year’s general
election and allowed the Corbynites
to feel that their moment of destiny
was at last in sight. The challenge
now facing Labour is how to move
beyond the edge of success and to
seal the deal.
Doing so would involve some
uncomfortable choices. Softening
the radicalism which rightly worries
many voters requires the bravery
to disappoint some of their more
extreme supporters.
Driving out the vile racists
who flock to their banner means
disagreeing with those who have
spent years pretending such people
do not even exist, and facing up to
some grim truths about why some
anti-Semites think Corbyn is the
man for them.
Most importantly of all,
demonstrating that they are able
to listen to people who do not
agree with them, and seeking
to win over new voters, involves
giving up this claim of indisputable
moral authority.
That means no more claims that
you can be either a hedge-fund
manager or a Labour voter. No
more attacks on working-class or
ethnic-minority Tories as class or
race traitors, as though someone’s
income or skin colour makes
them the property of the Labour
Party. No more denunciations of
Labour dissenters as “red Tories”.
No more comfortable excuses
that Conservative voters are
“brainwashed” by media barons –
and no more of this arrogant claim
to be the uncontested voice of “the
many, not the few”.
Perhaps these conditions seem
unacceptable, a rejection of what it
means to be Corbynite in the first
place. If that is Labour’s choice,
then their electoral problems seem
set to continue.
Mark Wallace is the executive editor
of the ConservativeHome website
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In his brilliant column
(i, 7 May), I felt a chilling
recognition of Ian
Birrell’s fears for his
daughter’s safety and
wellbeing were she to
be at the mercy of the
care system.
As a fellow parent
of a learning-disabled
daughter, I cannot help
but wonder if my last
thought on this Earth
will be whether I have
put sufficient measures
in place to prevent my
daughter from slipping
through the fingers of
an over-stretched and
uncaring care system.
The last thing I want
is for my daughter to
become a “burden” on the
care system once I am no
longer here. I will do all I
can with trust funds and
probate arrangements
to provide what support
I can. However, whatever
I am able to put in place
will be for nothing if the
“care” is missing from the
care system.
JAN HOPCROFT
ST ALBANS,
BEDFORDSHIRE
Given that the study that
purports to show that
creative people are more
susceptible to mental
illness than the average
person (i, 7 May) is based
on statistics and not real
science, surely it would
be just as valid to say
that people afflicted with
mental illness are more
likely to be creative than
those not so afflicted?
Maybe the mental
turmoil is the wellspring
of their creativity.
PHIL COUGHLIN
HOUGHTON-LE-SPRING,
TYNE AND WEAR
Ian Birrell says in his
article: “Carers should
not need to be taught
kindness.” And, of course,
he’s right – but how sad
that it needs saying.
NEVILLE DENSON
ST BEES, CUMBRIA
Why do we need a “care
tax”? We have been
guaranteed by Boris and
the Brexiteers that we
are going to be rolling
in money post-Brexit.
Surely, if that is the
case, we should be
looking at tax reductions,
not increases?
MIKE SPENCER
LONDON
TABLETS or LIQUID
Let’s not lose
jobs over Brexit
The Business Secretary
Greg Clark (i, May 7)
is right. In June 2016,
Leavers did not vote
to put themselves out
of a job. To look at the
possible consequences
of getting the post-Brexit
arrangement wrong, we
need look no further than
our automotive industry.
Of the 1.67 million
cars produced in the UK
last year, approximately
half were produced
in factories belonging
to Honda, Nissan and
Toyota. Most of these
cars were exported
to other EU markets,
which is why these
manufacturers will have
chosen a UK base.
Recently, Japan signed
an Economic Partnership
Agreement with the EU.
Among other things, this
removes the 10 per cent
tariff on cars exported
from Japan to the EU.
Unless Japan’s UK car
factories can continue
exporting tariff-free to
the EU, they will have
the option of relocating
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Continent. This could
result in job losses in the
UK running into the tens
of thousands.
DAVID BARKER
LONDON
The broad brush stroke
of the EU referendum
was that the majority
of people wanted to see
blue sky between the UK
and the EU. Desperately
clinging on to an EU
customs partnership, as
posited by the Business
Secretary and other
Remainers, will merely
prevent us from getting
the real prize from
Brexit, that of being
able to fashion more
bespoke trade deals with
the 91 per cent of the
world’s population that
isn’t in the EU.
JOHN FINNAN
LOUTH, LINCOLNSHIRE
Why people
don’t vote
Central government has
completely emasculated
local government over
the past 35 years by
removing local powers.
Progressive parties can
no longer offer to build
houses, schools, libraries
etc so it is difficult to
infuse an optimism
among sympathisers
rather than core
supporters that voting
can change things for the
better. Not bothering to
vote in a local election
was a sensible decision
for many people.
GRANT JAMES
OSSETT,
WEST YORKSHIRE
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from cars
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in the near future all
electric cars will emit a
sound to announce their
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“it is not surprising
that their former
pupils fill many of the
highest positions”.
Firstly, it is arguable
that they do provide
better education; there
are many outstanding
examples of superb
state education. But the
more likely reason that
Old Etonians and other
public school students
do well is that the system
in politics, law and other
sectors is structured to
perpetuate what exists.
It has been proven
that at job interviews
the panel will appoint
candidates in their own
image; that complex
networks exist that
subtly promote the
“right” people, despite
anti-discrimination
legislation. And sadly,
former comprehensive
students will “de-select”
themselves, feeling they
will not belong to the
culture in certain higher
echelons. It is much more
complex than simply
stating that Harrow and
Eton produce the “best”.
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Kanye’s homes,
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Kanye West is launching his own
architecture practice, Yeezy Home.
The rapper (inset) wrote on social
media: “We’re looking for architects
and industrial designers who want
to make the world better.
“I want to do product, I am a
product person. Not just
clothing but water bottle
design, architecture…
I make music but I
shouldn’t be limited
to once place
of creativity.”
West has always
fancied himself as
something greater than a
wordsmith, and famously
claimed in 2013: “I am Picasso.
I’m Walt Disney, I’m Steve Jobs.”
Architecture particularly appeals
to him, he said, because designers
“wanna make things as dope as
possible”. He added: “The time spent
in a bad apartment, I can’t get that
back. But the education I can get from
working on it is priceless.”
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Was Adele’s 30th
birthday party
theme a titanic
miscalculation?
Adele turned 30 over the weekend,
and celebrated her birthday with a
Titanic-themed party.
It was based on the 1997 James
Cameron film, which starred Kate
Winslet and Leonardo DiCaprio.
However, the singer was of course
criticised on social media for
showing a lack of tact about the
sunken cruise liner, with one critic
writing “Too soon!” (that particular
argument might not work in this
case, since the ship sank in 1912), and
another pointing out: “Thousands of
people actually died on the Titanic.”
Adele shared photos of herself
dressed as Winslet’s character Rose,
dancing with artist Sam Taylor
Johnson. Both wore Victorian-style
life jackets, which the guests – who
included Alan Carr, Aaron Paul, Mark
Ronson and Zane Lowe – got to take
home from the event in Beverly Hills.
While recovering from her
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celebration, the Tottenham-born
singer told friends: “I’m not sure what
I’m going to do for the next 30 years
as I’ve been blessed beyond words in
my life so far. Thank you to everyone
for coming along for the ride the
past 11 years with me. My family and
friends for entertaining my super
fandom of the Titanic movie.”
“Last night was the best night of
my life... I’m absolutely f****d. Not
sure I’ll make it out the house again!”
Donald Glover, the US comedian
and actor best known in his guise
as the rapper Childish Gambino, has
delivered a faultless and challenging
take on guns, police brutality and
systemic racism in the video for his
new single “This Is America”.
In the film, released
shortly after his
appearance on the
satirical US show
Saturday Night Live at
the weekend, Glover
uses an assault rifle
to shoot both a hooded
captive and a gospel
choir as he moves around
an abandoned warehouse which fills
up slowly with rioters and police.
In the song, Glover raps: “This is
America/ Don’t catch you slippin’ up/
Look how I’m livin’ now/ Police be
trippin’ now/ This is America/ Guns
in my area...This is guerilla war.”
Praise for the song, and the
video, spread fast on social media
yesterday, with soul singer Erykah
Badu branding Glover a “genius”.
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Let Britain’s cone freaks and pranksters have their fun
PRANKS
Jenny
Eclair
I
would never have heard of
Thomas Waghorn if I hadn’t
seen a civic statue of him with
a traffic cone on his head and
another on his outstretched hand. I
was travelling in a cab to the theatre
in Chatham and the driver pointed
it out. He said Russell Brand had
done it but, on further investigation,
it seems that Mr Waghorn (a
19th-century postal pioneer who
discovered a new route to India,
knocking 10,000 miles off the
original journey) has been sporting
such orange and white plastic hats
for decades, as has the sublimely
busty Queen Victoria statue in
Leamington Spa.
Let’s face it, statues have been
wearing traffic cones ever since
someone had the brilliant idea of
doing roadworks near pubs. And if
this sort of thing really floats your
boat, then there are entire websites
devoted to the cause: feast your
eyes, cone freaks.
The most iconic of the traffic
cone-wearing statues is the Duke
of Wellington, whose bronze
be-coned likeness (inset) sits
astride his horse in Glasgow’s
Royal Exchange Square.
Occasionally, the horse
gets to wear a cone, too.
A few years ago,
Glasgow city council
had a massive sense
of humour failure
over this jape, bleating
that it cost it £10,000
a year in futile cone
removals and threatening
to double the height of the
Duke’s plinth, thus rendering
Wellington’s head out of drunken
reach. Fortunately, the good people
of Glasgow shouted them down
and the sight is now listed as one
of Lonely Planet’s “most bizarre
monuments on Earth”.
There is something really
cheering about a community which
is in on a good-natured joke, because
we can’t allow the po-faced to take
over the asylum completely, can we?
Let’s face it, the grown-ups have
made a pig’s ear out of everything
recently, so let the childish play.
If the occasional bra-wearing
statue or yarn-bombed telephone
box can brighten up the day, then so
be it. I would put guerrilla gardeners
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Charlie
Brinkhust-Cuff
Women’s
football is
back for good
E
ntering the stands at
Wembley, I’m in shock. It’s
the Women’s FA Cup final,
Arsenal vs Chelsea, and from
the chants to the thousands of red
and blue-coloured flags rippling in
the air, the atmosphere is electric.
On a May bank holiday weekend
which broke temperature records,
another record was also set, with
46,000 fans in the stands – the kind
of support for women’s football not
seen in the UK since the 1920s.
I’ve played football nearly all my
life and, although I’ve seen many
women’s matches, this was the
first professional women’s game I
had watched in a stadium. The hot
swell of emotion I experienced after
Chelsea were crowned the winners
– a 3-1 well-deserved victory – felt
personal. Their speed and skill
countered the oft-repeated claim
on an annual wage and pay them to
jazz up our verges and wasteland:
anything to cheer us up, please, and
the madder the better.
I like a bit of idiosyncrasy when
it comes to a neighbourhood; I like
evidence of local character. Life,
after all, is too short for bland. Once,
around the corner from where I
used to live, someone spraypainted in big orange
letters the words: “Liza
Minnelli eats too much
tagliatelle”. I’m very
anti-graffiti as a rule,
but if something
makes me laugh, then
I’ll make an exception.
My local bus stop is
next to a private garden,
where behind the railings
sits a tree stump. Every few days,
as if by magic, there is something
different sitting on top of that stump.
It might be a carved wooden pig,
a pelican made from pink wire, a
plastic figurine of the Queen waving
next to an ornamental polar bear, or
ceramic frogs.
It’s a harmless, silly thing, and
I know several young mums who
make a point of wheeling their
toddlers to see it. Even teenagers
waiting for the No 176 will put down
their phones to check it out. Life
can be very corporate and boring
sometimes, so thank you to anyone
who occasionally creates a bit of a
diversion by doing something daft.
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that women’s football is slow and
dull, that it cannot live up to
the high expectations of “real”
football fans. It’s undoubtedly a
different game, but there is plenty
to be celebrated.
At certain points in history,
women’s football has outshined the
men’s game in popularity. The First
World War caused an upsurge of
women on the field, with a Boxing
Day match at Goodison Park in 1920
drawing crowds of almost 70,000 to
see the unofficial England women’s
team, the Dick, Kerr’s Ladies, beat
St Helen’s Ladies 4-0.
That perseverance of spirit seems
to put professional women’s football
culture at odds to the men’s. The
fans are diverse: at the match, reams
of young girls cheered loudly in
packs, wearing braids, hijabs, high
ponytails and – most importantly
– their team colours. I could feel
them being inspired. In front of us, a
pleasantly drunk woman was telling
off a teenager for booing the other
side (we’re in the Arsenal stands).
Later, she apologised, saying: “I’m
sorry. I just used to play, you know?
I was keeper for Arsenal in 1999.”
She cheered ebulliently for every
goal scored, on both sides.
As we said goodbye to a legend
of men’s football this weekend
in Arsène Wenger, it felt good to
welcome what fellt like a new era in
women’s football. The male game
often feels too vast and masculine to
be infiltrated by women or gender
nonconformists – but women’s
football is an open book. Match
attendance is sure to keep on rising.
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PEOPLE
Evening of extra
time for Motty
after he hangs up
his microphone
Schumer: I was
raised under
equality illusion
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
John Motson will retire from football commentary with a visit to the
palace – Crystal Palace – followed
by a BBC evening dedicated to the
legendary broadcaster.
A fixture on screens for 50 years,
“Motty” hangs up his mic
on Sunday after his final
Match of the Day commentary, Crystal Palace vs West Bromwich
Albion.
Motson (inset), 72,
will swap his famous
sheepskin jacket for a
tuxedo later that evening,
when he will be given a special honour at the British Academy Television Awards. A BBC2
evening dedicated to his career on
19 May includes a one-off episode of
Mastermind.
Famed for his statistical recall, Motty will grill footballer
Alex Scott, capped 140 times for
England, former world boxing
champion Anthony Crolla, fellow
commentator Jonathan Pearce and
record-breaking swimmer Mark
Foster in the Mastermind one-off.
Noel Gallagher and Sir Elton
John pay tribute in Motty: The Man
Behind The Sheepskin, a journey
around the football grounds that
have provided the backdrop for the
broadcaster’s commentaries.
A special John Motson Twitter
emoji will “give fans a unique way
to celebrate John’s remarkable career”, the BBC said.
Speaking to Radio Times ahead of
his final bow, Motson said: “I think
By Laura Harding
Motson Best and worst
Hits
“Radford again. Oh, what a goal!
What a goal! Radford the scorer.”
“Villa … and still Ricky Villa! What a
fantastic run! He’s scored!”
“And the referee has gone across
now with his hand in his
pocket. He’s off, it’s red, it’s
Zidane! You can’t excuse
that - Zidane’s career
ends in disgrace!”
Misses
“Brazil – they’re so good
it’s like they are running
round the pitch playing
with themselves.”
“This could be our best victory
over Germany since the war.”
“The goals made such a difference to
the way this game went.”
the job of the commentator is to
capture the moment.
“When you get a great moment
– like that overhead goal scored by
Cristiano Ronaldo the other week –
you have to find a way of conveying
the brilliance of that.”
Rather than Google facts, he said
he still relied on a piece of A4 card
with all the information about the
players and past results inscribed
in his own ballpoint.
A commentator’s
nightmare is to make a bad
mistake live, said Motson. “The
commentator’s biggest challenge
is to do the homework.”
Amy Schumer, a supporter of the Time’s Up movement against sexual harassment,
said she feels she was lied to as a child about gender balance GETTY
Amy Schumer has said women
her age were “raised under the
illusion of equality”.
The actress and comedian,
36, is a vocal supporter of the
Time’s Up movement and said it
would take a long time for there
to be a true gender balance.
She said: “I think we were
raised under the illusion of
equality and, until this next
generation dies out, women are
not treated equally and we are
not spoken to equally.
“I think that we were lied to
about it, because you don’t want
to tell a little girl ‘you are going
to some day make 80 cents on
the dollar for the same job’, and
then I feel selfish even saying
that, because of how much
worse it is for people of colour,
but we all need to be helping
each other to achieve that.”
The star also spoke about the
amount of criticism levelled at
her. She said: “I definitely think
that we like to build up women
and then tear them down and,
at a time when we need to all
be really banding together and
showing support, we demand
such perfection.”
ENTERTAINMENT
Channel 4 picks up Clooney’s ‘Catch-22’ series
By Adam Sherwin
Channel 4 is to screen a new adaptation of the classic anti-war novel
Catch-22, directed by and starring
George Clooney.
Hugh Laurie also appears, as
Major de Coverley, in the six-part
dramatisation of Joseph Heller’s absurdist satire set during
the Second World War, which
was previously adapted for a 1970
feature film by Mike Nichols.
Clooney, who will play the role of
Scheisskopf, a training commander
at a cadet school in California, said:
“I’m very excited to be working with
Channel 4. I couldn’t think of a better
place to be doing this.”
The serial is co-produced for Hulu,
the US streaming service behind the
drama The Handmaid’s Tale, by Paramount Television.
Ian Katz, Channel 4 director of
programmes, said: “It’s hard to imagine a work that speaks more directly to the frequently absurd times
we live in, and to the growing sense
of individual distrust of institutions,
than Catch-22.”
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INTERVIEW
‘Resolve housing issues,
and you go a long way to
solving health problems’
Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham talks to Paul Gallagher
D
uring Nye Bevan’s six
years as minister of
health, when he created
the NHS, the Welsh
Labour MP’s remit also
covered housing.
Andy Burnham (inset), ex-Health
Secretary and Labour leadership
candidate turned Mayor of Greater
Manchester, wants these two key
parts of public policy joined again:
solve the many housing issues
and you will go a long
way to solving health
problems, he believes.
It will mean, he
says, taking a new
approach to the way
the NHS is organised
to ensure social care
is considered as part
and parcel of medical
care. What the NHS
and society must have
is “a fundamental reform of
social care that moves it away from
means testing and charges, and
towards the NHS principle where
everyone contributes, but everyone
is covered”.
He told i: “Only then will NHS
and social care speak the same
language. If they are funded on
a different basis, they will never
truly integrate.”
Mr Burnham said Manchester
is ready to be the test bed for a
fresh approach to care, one that he
believes will show the way for the
rest of the country. And as the only
elected mayor in the UK to have
oversight of the health and social
care budget – they were recently
integrated and are worth £6bn – he
and the region are uniquely placed
to take on the challenge.
“If we can prove what we’re saying
is the right way to go, we think we’ll
prove the concept that other areas
can take up,” he said. “We have more
chance of it making it work here
than anywhere else because of the
nature of our devolution deal. It
will move the NHS from a patientcentric way of thinking to a personcentric way of thinking.”
His confidence is born
of his conviction that
housing and health
are part of the same
problem. “The
post-World War
Two government
had a very clear
understanding of the
relationship between
those areas. Over the
decades the connection
between health and housing
was lost and they became trapped
in very different Whitehall silos,”
Mr Burnham told the Health GB
conference in Manchester last week.
“We can no longer see these things
as two separate policy worlds. We
have to bring them back together.”
The growing number of people
going to their GPs and discussing
housing-related problems makes
this imperative – a reflection of
the “inadequate housing” and
homelessness problems that blight
Manchester, he said, citing the
“toxic combination” of insecure
work and insecure housing.
It is “utterly disgraceful” that an
estimated four in 10 privately rented
homes are beneath the decent
home standard, he said. “That
alone will put more people in the
GP surgery because of damp, cold
and condensation.”
Elected a year ago, Mr Burnham,
48, said it has been “liberating” to
leave Westminster political pointscoring behind. “You do it, because
you have to because it’s the way the
place works, but away from it you
just have to focus on the policy and
not the politics.”
His 16 years as an MP for Leigh
brought him to the conclusion that
Westminster is incapable of fixing
society’s problems. “In the end, I
came to the conclusion that we’re
not going to rise to the challenges
of the 21st century through the old
structures. The whole structure
of the [Westminster] system was
standing in the way of what we
needed to do.”
Mr Burnham does not think the
“overcentralised” system is unique
to the UK, but “the idea that you can
legislate for the whole country, and
solve something, is an idea that’s
gone. Solutions are [now] more
likely to come from bottom up.”
His quest to fix health and
housing in Greater Manchester will
“probably be a 10-year journey”.
Health itself is defined by the
World Health Organisation as the
state of physical, mental and social
wellbeing, not merely the absence
of disease or infirmity, but Mr
Burnham argues nowhere in the
UK has the public services set up to
deliver that. “We have services that
are set up to help people individually,
but not promoting the wellbeing of
the person overall.”
Ben Whishaw as
Norman Scott, with
another of his dogs,
in ‘A Very English
Scandal’ BBC
TELEVISION
Dane not so great at playing dead
By Adam Sherwin
ARTS AND MEDIA CORRESPONDENT
Among the notorious details
heard at the Jeremy Thorpe
trial was the killing of a Great
Dane dog, Rinka, owned by the
politician’s male lover. But when
the dog’s demise was filmed for
a new BBC drama, the animal
refused to play dead, forcing
the producers to rustle up three
different Rinkas for the scene.
Ben Whishaw, who plays
Thorpe’s former lover Norman
Scott in A Very English Scandal,
said: “The Rinka you see in the
story is actually three different
dogs. Great Danes are very
beautiful animals, but they don’t
like rain and they don’t like doing
the same thing twice.”
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Mayor revs up for return of motor racing to city streets
By Dean Kirby
Andy Street is in talks to bring motorsport back to Birmingham nearly
30 years after racing cars roared
through the city’s streets.
The Birmingham Superprix took
place on public roads in England’s
second city from 1986 to 1990.
Now the West Midlands mayor is
in advanced negotiations to revive
the former Formula 3000 event –
using electric cars.
Since he became mayor a year ago,
Mr Street has been in talks with FIA
Formula E Championship organisers in a bid to strike a deal.
He made a revival of the Superprix one of his manifesto pledges.
The law changed in April 2017 to
allow the Road Traffic Act to be suspended temporarily for authorised
motorsport events. He said: “Over
the last year, we have been in negotiations about bringing a road race
to Birmingham, effectively reviving
the Superprix.
“We are now in the advanced stages of these negotiations.
“It means we can showcase to
the world the changing face of Birmingham city centre, which has
seen unprecedented investment in
recent years.
“Secondly, it showcases our
region’s position as a world
leader in next-generation
automotive technologies.
“So much of the engineering that
goes into the cars used in Formula
E racing comes from the West Midlands, it makes perfect sense we
should be hosting such events.”
The Superprix was first mooted in
Crowds watch the Birmingham Superprix as drivers speed through the streets
on 27 August 1990, the last year the race was held in the city GETTY
1966 and was finally approved by an
act of Parliament in 1985.
A circuit was laid out on closed
streets near the city centre for Formula 3000 cars, the last step up the
career ladder at that time to Formula One.
The first race in 1986 was marred
by torrential downpours and a crash
but the event became hugely popular until it came to an end in 1990.
Mr Street said: “I remember the
original Superprix fondly. Photos
and footage from those events have
become almost part of the folklore
and remind us of how those events
thrust the city into the spotlight.
“If we are successful in concluding the deal, this Formula E race
will take place next summer on a
route similar to the one used in the
original Superprix.”
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NATURE
Diesel fumes
linked to
decline of
the sparrow
By Florence Snead
Exhaust fumes from
diesel vehicles are
feared to be linked to
declining numbers
of house sparrows in
central London.
The connection
has been made by
author and naturalist
Michael McCarthy, who
suggested there could be
a direct correlation between
diesel registrations and the birds’
plunging population.
According to Mr McCarthy, diesel
registrations in Britain doubled from
64,000 to 128,000 between 1985 and
1990, rising to 431,000 in 1994. As a
result, he argues, harmful diesel particulates will have increased in the
air – especially in the UK’s towns and
cities – just before urban sparrow
populations began to decline.
He said the parallel, drawn from
his findings, was described by one
expert as the “smoking gun” for the
birds’ decline.
Latest figures from the Royal
Society for the Protection of
Birds (RSPB) show that
the number of house
sparrows (inset) in the
capital has fallen by
60 per cent between
1994 and 2004. The
charity said their
population has been in
freefall throughout the
UK for several decades.
A spokesman said: “Scientific monitoring has suggested
that the numbers of house sparrows in
the UK has massively declined, with a
recent estimate suggesting a drop of
71 per cent between 1977 and 2008 in
both rural and urban areas.”
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Eagles
have
landed
Man mauled to
death taking
selfie with bear
By Jon Sharman
A man in in India has been mauled to
death after trying to take a selfie with
an injured bear.
After stopping to go to the toilet on
his way home from a wedding, Prabhu Bhatara is said to have spotted
the animal in the Nabarangpur district of Odisha. His fellow passengers
advised him against trying to take a
picture with the creature, thought to
have been a sloth bear.
As he sidled up, the bear struck
and a struggled ensued. A stray dog
stepped in and bit the bear but it
failed to deter the larger animal.
India had the highest
rate of deaths linked to
selfies for the two years between
March 2014 and September
2016, with 60 per cent of all
deaths taking place there, a study
claimed last year.
Forest ranger Dhanurjaya Mohapatra said Mr Bhatara “died on the
spot”. He added: “The bear is being
treated for its injuries.”
Even organised animal selfies can
be dangerous – but not necessarily
for the humans involved.
Activists have warned that in
some popular holiday destinations,
animals such as monkeys, tigers and
elephants are being abused.
“The irony is that people usually
take these photos because they love
animals,” said Chiara Vitali, of World
Animal Protection. “But behind that
selfie there’s often a lot of abuse. If
you’re having a picture taken with a
tiger cub, chances are that it’s been
dragged out like a prop then taken
back to its cage at night when tigers
should be allowed to roam. To get that
picture of a lifetime, it might have
taken a lifetime of animal cruelty.”
Selfies with bears became a trend
in 2014 – with the US Forest Service
warning people not to get so close to
the animals. THE INDEPENDENT
Advocates for national
service, dressed as bald
eagles, the US national
emblem, rally in front
of the White House
in Washington DC
yesterday.
The protest,
organised by Service
Year Alliance, opposes
the White House’s
budget proposal to
eliminate national
service programmes
and cut funding to the
Peace Corps. GETTY
MYANMAR
BBC presenter helped injured Rohingya refugee
By Andrew Arthur
The BBC travel presenter, Simon
Reeve, has revealed he helped a
Rohingya refugee who was beaten
by Myanmar’s military while filming
his new series.
The adventurer was visiting a
camp of displaced Rohingya on the-
Myanmar-Bangladesh border when
the encounter took place.
His new series uncovers what life
is like in Myanmar after a military
operation drove hundreds of thousands of Rohingya Muslims from
their homes last summer.
Mr Reeve described the encounter with the Rohingya man who
had gone to visit his farm. “He had
his skull fractured by [the Myanmar military] and he crawled back
across the border. I had to treat him
and bandage up his head, which was
bleeding heavily, and then take him
to a field hospital,” he said.
The BBC2 series, Burma with
Simon Reeve, begins on Sunday.
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Presidential strongman who has
brought stability – at great cost
Putin shows no sign of relaxing hold on power. By Kim Sengupta
campaigns in the Caucasus, Putin
has reasserted Russian power
abroad – most recently, in Syria.
This decisiveness raised Putin’s
stock internationally, and has
now made Russia a key player in
the Middle East after decades
of absence. Domestically, the
Russian economy is making a
slow recovery from recession but
Western sanctions, especially new
American ones against institutions
and individuals close to Putin, are
creating major problems.
At his inauguration, the President
spoke of the “colossal sense of
responsibility” he felt in office.
Would that prove just too tiring at
the end? In an interview two months
ago with NBC television, Putin
maintained he had been thinking
about a potential successor since as
early as 2000. “There is no harm in
thinking about it, but at the end of
the day, it will be the Russian people
who will decide,” he stated.
Putin played up his image
of toughness – as former
KGB officer, man of action
and bare-chested horseman
President
Putin after his
inauguration
in the Kremlin
yesterday
REUTERS
W
ith his inauguration
for the fourth
time as President,
Vladimir Putin has
been in power in
Russia for 18 years. It will be nigh on
a quarter of a century by the time
this term ends: a tenure longer than
Vladimir Lenin’s rule of seven years.
Putin has inevitably been
compared to the leaders of the
Soviet Union and tsars of imperial
Russia as an absolute ruler. He
appears currently to face no strong
opposition. In his inaugural speech,
65-year-old Putin declared: “As head
of state I will do all I can to multiply
the strength and prosperity of
Russia.” But he stressed that in the
past Russia had risen again from
setbacks “like a phoenix”. The
words may be standard for such an
occasion, but they do reflect some of
the key aspects of Putin’s reign.
His arrival on his country’s
political scene in the late 1990s was
timely: he was seen as the strong
leader ordinary people wanted at
a time when the economy was in a
state of flux, basic state functions
were unravelling, and the violence
of separatist wars in Chechnya
and elsewhere in the Caucasus had
reached ferocious levels.
And Russians felt they had been
deliberately humiliated by the West
since the end of the Soviet Union.
Putin played up his image of
toughness – the former KGB officer,
man of action, judo black belt and
bare-chested horseman. But he
made a decent fist of stabilising the
economy, helped by investment in
state infrastructure.
At the same time, however, the
independent media was curtailed
and opposition figures were jailed
or driven to exile. On the eve of
his most recent inauguration, riot
police were used against protesters
in Moscow and other cities,
with more than 1,600 arrested.
Opposition figure Alexei Navalny
was briefly arrested. He had been
barred from standing against
Putin in the election because of a
conviction for embezzlement, a
charge he has denied and which he
claims was politically motivated.
As well as waging military
Putin will be 72 by the time of
the next election in 2024. Without
constitutional changes he would
not be able to run for a fifth term.
A successor may emerge from the
infighting between the rival groups
of technocrats and the “siloviki”, the
security establishment – but as yet,
Putin has expressed no preference
for any individual in either faction.
Putin could reprise his move in
2008, when he put forward Dmitry
Medvedev as President, while he
retained the real power as Prime
Minister. He could even emulate
Xi Jinping in China and abolish the
presidential term limit, allowing
him to remain leader for life.
The President insisted in March:
“I never changed the constitution,
especially for it to benefit me, and
I do not have this kind of intention
today.” But it seems unlikely that the
man who said in taking up the post
for the fourth term that “the object
of my life and my work will be to
serve the people and the fatherland”
will simply disappear into a quiet
life for the foreseeable future.
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INDIA
Road signs signal imminent opening
of new US Embassy in Jerusalem
Second teenage girl is raped
and set on fire in eastern state
By Stephen Farrell
IN JERUSALEM
US embassy road signs went up in
Jerusalem yesterday ahead of next
week’s opening in accordance with
President Donald Trump’s controversial recognition of the city as
Israel’s capital.
Mr Trump says he is making good
on US legislation and presidential
pledges dating back decades.
Other countries have not done
so, sidestepping one of the thorniest disputes between Israel and the
Palestinians, who want East Jerusalem as their capital. Workmen in-
stalled the black-and-white signs, in
English, Hebrew and Arabic, along
roads leading to a US consulate
building in south Jerusalem that will
be remodelled as the embassy when
it is formally relocated from Tel Aviv
on 14 May.
“This move is not only illegal but
will also thwart the achievement of
a just and lasting peace between two
sovereign and democratic states on
the 1967 borders, Israel and Palestine living side by side in peace and
security,” said Palestinian negotiator
The new road signs went up ahead of
Saeb Erekat.
Life in a divided city, page 32
the embassy relocating from Tel Aviv
next week REUTERS/RONEN ZVULUN
By Jane Dalton
A 17-year-old girl is fighting for her
life after being raped and set on fire
– just days after another teenager in
the same state died after being raped
and burned alive.
The victim is being treated in
hospital for 95 per cent burn injuries, after having been attacked and
doused in kerosene, police say. A
local man has been arrested.
It is the latest case in India’s rising
tally of violent sexual crimes against
women and girls this year.
Last week, police arrested 14 people over the alleged gang rape and
murder of a 16-year-old girl in the
eastern state of Jharkhand.
Police have not indicated that the
two cases are linked. But the string
of rapes and murders have rocked
India, prompting mass protests and
international condemnation.
Officers investigating the latest
attack say that the rapist waited
until the girl was alone at a relative’s
house in Pakur district, then broke in
and attacked her before setting her
alight. “The accused told us he wanted to marry the victim but that she
wasn’t ready,” police officer Shailendra Barnwal told the BBC.
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PAKISTAN
IN BERLIN
SYRIA
After defeating Isis in battle, Syria’s
Kurds are now eager to show they
can bring justice against the militant
group’s members, and the emphasis
is on leniency and reconciliation.
The aim is to extend bridges to the
Arabs they now rule within the 25 per
cent of territory in Syria the Kurds
control and win international legitimacy. So they abolished the death
penalty, offer reduced sentences to
militants who turn themselves in and
have given amnesties to build ties
with Arab tribes. This is in marked
contrast to Iraq, where harsh and
swift verdicts on Isis suspects seem
geared to vengeance. AP
CAMBODIA
Sale of paper is
seen as ‘disaster
for press freedom’
By Amy Sawitta Lefevre
IN BANGKOK
The purchase of The Phnom
Penh Post, seen as Cambodia’s
last independent daily, by
a Malaysian whose public
relations firm lists Cambodia’s
Prime Minister Hun Sen as a
Berlin urges Beijing to
allow more press freedom
By Andrea Shalal
Anti-polio drive Kurds show
is launched
leniency to Isis
A Pakistani health official says
a five-day anti-polio drive has
been launched in the country to
vaccinate millions of children
under five years of age against
the crippling disease.
Aimal Khan, a spokesman
with the anti-polio drive, says
the campaign was launched
yesterday amid tight security,
after threats from the Taliban.
He says a total of 23.8 million
children are to be vaccinated.
Pakistan is one of few
countries where polio is
still endemic, along with
Afghanistan and Nigeria. AP
GERMANY
client is a “disaster” for media
freedom ahead of a general
election, human rights groups
have said.
In power for 33 years, Mr Hun
Sen and his allies have cracked
down on critics, opposition
politicians, independent media
and human rights groups.
The sale of the Englishlanguage daily, which has been
critical of the government, was
announced on Saturday. Several
journalists have left the paper,
saying its new owners fired
the editor and interfered with
editorial policy. REUTERS
The German government has expressed concern about limits facing
foreign correspondents in China and
urged Beijing to allow the state-funded German public broadcaster Deutsche Welle to open an office in Beijing.
The foreign ministry’s state secretary, Andreas Michaelis, underscored the importance of freedom
of speech and the press as central
rights in the German constitution in
remarks at the opening of a one-day
German-Chinese journalist dialogue.
“We are concerned when we hear
reports about obstruction of the
The singer Aisel,
Azerbaijan’s entry for
the Eurovision Song
Contest, performs
the song “X My
Heart” during a dress
rehearsal for the
contest yesterday in
Lisbon, Portugal. Aysel
Mammadova, 28, is
from the city of Baku.
The semi-finals are in
Lisbon today and on
Thursday, and the final
is on Saturday. AP
EAST TIMOR
Independence hero calls for calm after violence
East Timorese independence hero
Xanana Gusmao is calling on supporters not to be provoked after campaigning for elections this week was
marred by violence.
Mr Gusmao’s National Congress
for Timorese Reconstruction party
said 18 of its supporters in Vikeke district were injured over the weekend
in an attack by members of the rival
faction Fretilin.
The elections next Saturday are
the second in less than a year for East
Timor after the Fretilin-led minority government collapsed in January.
After the alleged attack last Saturday, Mr Gusmao said Fretilin should
be shut down.
The former Portuguese colony was
occupied by Indonesia for a quarter
century. It gained independence in
1999 but reprisals by the Indonesian
military devastated the East Timorese half of the island of Timor. AP
HUNGARY
INDIA
UNITED STATES
IN VIKEKE
Kenya
During times of drought, the
herder Buchu Boru has to
walk tens of miles in search of
pasture for his animals – with
no guarantee he will find it.
“Somebody tells you by word
of mouth that there is pasture
but on arriving you don’t find
any,” said the 60-year-old,
who has had to walk from his
home all the way across the
Ethiopian border to find grass
some years.
But next time the rains
fail – an increasingly common
problem in northern Kenya –
he hopes a new mobile phone
app will help him move his
livestock to fodder without too
much cost or waste of time.
The Afriscout app, which
uses satellite images to identify
where there is grass and
surface water, “is better than
what we are used to”, he said.
As climate change brings
longer droughts and more
unpredictable rainfall, herders
often need to travel further
and to less well-known areas to
find grass and water.
Technology that reduces the
uncertainties associated with
the journeys can help protect
herds and incomes, making
families more resilient to the
harsher conditions, experts
say. The app so far has about
3,000 users in Kenya, though
it is hoped that will increase
to 4,000 once the mapping of
Samburu county, home to the
Samburu herding community,
is complete. REUTERS
Anthony Langat
work of foreign journalists in China,”
Mr Michaelis told two dozen Chinese
and Western media representatives,
and Guo Weimin, vice-minister of
Song for
the heart
of Europe
By Raimundos Oki
Postcard
From...
Xi Jinping has told foreign journalists
to ‘roam the country’ REUTERS
China’s information office of the
state council.
Mr Michaelis noted that Deutsche
Welle had tried unsuccessfully for
some time to open an office in Beijing.
“We believe that as strategic partners we should use the opportunity to
get to know one another better, and
to understand each other’s perspectives,” he said.
In October, Chinese President Xi
Jinping told foreign journalists to
roam the country and report more,
even as five global news organisations found themselves without invitations to cover a speech where Mr
Xi introduced his new leadership
line-up. REUTERS
Orban asked to
Feral dogs kill
form government six children
Anti-abortion
activism on rise
The Hungarian President, Janos
Ader, has asked Prime Minister
Viktor Orban to form the next
government after his victory in
the election last month.
Mr Ader said he would propose
MPs elect Mr Orban as prime
minister when parliament
convenes. Mr Orban has
maintained his anti-migration
stance, saying his goal would be
to “safeguard Hungary’s security
and Christian culture”. AP
America’s abortion clinics
experienced a major upsurge
in trespassing, obstruction
and blockades by anti-abortion
activists in 2017, according to the
National Abortion Federation’s
annual survey.
The report chronicled actions
that ranged from co-ordinated
trespassing efforts by opponents,
brick-throwing at windows of a
Cleveland clinic and an attempted
bombing in Illinois. AP
Roaming packs of feral dogs have
killed six children in the past week in
northern India, according to police.
The children, aged between five
and 12, were killed in and around
the town of Sitapur, about 50 miles
from Lucknow, the capital of Uttar
Pradesh state. The attacks have terrified villagers who have begun keeping their children at home and killing
any dogs they encounter. A total of 12
children have been killed in dog attacks in the area since November. AP
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Chelsea Manning makes bid for Senate seat
Trump ‘is not
welcome’ at
McCain funeral
By David McFadden
IN NORTH BETHESDA
Chelsea Manning, now freed from
a male military prison, has decided to make an unlikely bid for the
US Senate in her adopted state
of Maryland.
The transgender woman, who
passed 700,000 military and state
department documents to WikiLeaks, is set to seek election in January. Her aim is to unseat Senator
Ben Cardin, a 74-year-old Democrat seeking his third Senate term.
Ms Manning, 30, who also has become an internationally recognised
transgender activist, said she was
motivated by a desire to fight what
she sees as a shadowy surveillance
state and a rising tide of repression.
“The rise of authoritarianism is
encroaching in every aspect of life,
whether it’s government or corporate or technological,” Ms Manning said. On the walls of her home
hang President Obama’s commutation order, and photographs of
US anarchist Emma Goldman and
Oscar Wilde.
Ms Manning’s campaign is motivated, she says, by a desire to shake
up establishment Democrats who
are “caving in” to President Donald
Trump’s administration. She vows
she will not run as an independent
if her primary bid fails.
She has certainly got an eyecatching platform: close prisons
and free inmates; eliminate national borders; restructure the criminal
justice system; and provide universal health care and basic income.
Top of her agenda? Abolish the
US Immigration and Customs Enforcement, a federal agency created
in 2003 that Manning asserts is preparing for “ethnic cleansing”.
Known as Bradley Manning at
the time of her arrest, she came
out as transgender after her 2013
court martial. AP
By Emily Shugerman
IN NEW YORK
Chelsea Manning
passed 700,000
military and
state documents
to WikiLeaks AP
MIDDLE EAST
LEBANON
Israel hints it could
assassinate Assad
Hezbollah wins
half of seats in
elections
HOME
By Tom Perry
By Dan Williams
IN JERUSALEM
Israel could respond to any
Iranian attack on it from Syria
by toppling Syrian President
Bashar al-Assad’s government,
an Israeli security cabinet minister said yesterday, hinting that
Mr Assad himself may be targeted for assassination.
Israel and Iran have traded
blows over Syria since February,
Israeli PM Benjamin
Netanyahu meets
President Vladimir Putin in
Moscow tomorrow for talks
on Syria, where Moscow
wants Assad’s rule restored.
stirring concern that major escalation could be looming ahead
of next week’s review decision
by US President Donald Trump
on the 2015 international nuclear deal with Tehran.
Last month, an air strike
killed seven members of the Iranian Revolutionary Guards at a
Syrian base.
Tehran blamed Israel and
vowed unspecified retaliation,
drawing Israeli counter-threats
to broaden attacks on Iranian
military assets in Syria.
Sharpening these warnings,
Israel’s energy minister Yuval
Steinitz said yesterday that Mr
Assad might find himself in Israel’s sights. “If Assad allows Iran
to turn Syria into a military vanguard against us, to attack us
from Syrian territory, he should
know that would be the end of
him, the end of his regime,” he
told the Ynet news site.
Asked if that meant Israel
might assassinate President
Assad, Mr Steinitz said: “His
blood would be forfeit.”
There was no immediate
response from Israeli Prime
Minister Benjamin Netanyahu’s office or from Israel’s
Defence Ministry.
Iran, Lebanon’s Hezbollah
militia and Russia have been
reinforcing Damascus against
Syrian rebels. On Sunday, Israeli media revealed that Israel’s intelligence services believed Iran
was planning a missile salvo
against Israeli military bases
from within Syria. REUTERS
In Saturday’s
IN BEIRUT
Hezbollah and its political allies
won just over half the seats in
Lebanon’s parliamentary election, preliminary results showed
yesterday, boosting an Iranianbacked movement fiercely opposed to Israel
Hezbollah has grown in strength
since joining the war in Syria in
support of President Bashar alAssad in 2012. The poll results
complicate Western policy in Lebanon, which is banking on foreign
aid and loans to revive its stagnant
economy. An Israeli minister said
the outcome suggested the Lebanese state was indistinguishable
from Hezbollah, signalling the risk
of Israel hitting Lebanon’s government in a future war. REUTERS
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ne evening in
2006, when I was a
19-year-old student,
I walked through the
leafy green campus of
Exeter University. With me was
my best friend who had come to
visit for the weekend from London.
A car with a group of students
inside pulled alongside us, threw a
bottle of Coca-Cola, called us the
N-word then drove off laughing.
She was black, I was mixed race,
both of us were born and raised
in England, and both of us were
stunned into silence. There were
a few people around us, but no one
approached us and asked if we
were OK. All of them walked on,
pretended it hadn’t happened and
carried on with their lives. So, we
quickened our pace and walked
home together holding hands.
That night we both cried for
a little bit, then never spoke of
the incident again. Until last
week, when she called me and
asked whether I had seen the
news about the Exeter students
who were expelled for making
racist comments. To read the
report, about a group of students
exchanging vile messages via a
WhatsApp group, left me feeling
disgusted, but I wasn’t entirely
surprised – instead, I thought how
typical it was of my experiences at
the of University of Exeter.
During my time as a student at
Exeter, I was one of a handful of
non-white students. I had never
experienced racism to the same
extent that I did during those
three years. Sometimes it was
hidden and vague, at others it
was blatant. Either way, it was
a traumatic experience that I
don’t think many of my peers and
friends at the time understood,
or perhaps, worse still, it was
something to which they turned
a blind eye. To read that 10 years
later it was still happening was
heartbreaking.
From a young age I became
aware of a sense of regional racism
when we would visit predominantly
white or rural areas. Throughout
my childhood I often went on
holiday to Devon with my white
mother and we would be subject to
stares and whispers. I didn’t think
much of it and came to accept that
this was just life outside of a very
diverse London.
Naively, I assumed that this type
At university,
Lynsey Eames was
made to feel like
an impostor in an
elite world GETTY
of behaviour would not occur once
I went to university, as I would
be among my academic equals.
However, the fact that I gained a
place at one of the top universities
in the UK based on my grades
meant nothing to many students,
some of whom accused me of
being “a pity case”, who “probably
only got in because they had to
fill the ethnic-minority quota”.
Before taking up my place to study
history and politics I had no idea
that my race automatically made
me an impostor in this elite world.
Many of my fellow Exeter
graduates who I spoke to this week
about the expulsions were shocked
and upset that I had had this
negative experience and said that
they had no idea I had experienced
racism there. Some asked why I
didn’t speak out about it at the time.
The truth is that there wasn’t really
anyone for me to tell. I had spoken
to my tutor a few times. This was
the way of the world, he told me,
and I had to get on with it or leave.
This was before the Black Lives
Matter movement, before the
instant sharing of information
and grievances on Twitter and
in – ironically – WhatsApp groups.
I eventually convinced myself
that it wasn’t a big deal, or what
was happening wasn’t “really
racism”. I thought perhaps I was
being over-sensitive and imaging
the whole thing. After all, I hadn’t
been shot at by the police, no one
was questioning my immigration
status. Aside from the Coke bottle
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Alan Titchmarsh explains why even a metre of space
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wildlife this summer,
by providing a refuge
for struggling butterflies, moths
and other pollinators.
Launching Butterfly
Conservation’s Plots for
Pollinators campaign, the writer
and TV presenter, who is the
charity’s vice-president, says: “The
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they could experience a delayed
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cosmos or calendula.”
The project encourages people
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I hadn’t been physically assaulted.
But it was the little things, that
built up over time; the constant
“jokes”, stereotypes about me being
from the ghetto. The assumption
that I smoked weed, or I knew a guy
who could get some, touching my
hair as if I was a dog to be petted,
calling me Latisha, Shaniqua or
any other stereotypical “black girl
name”, greeting me with “wa gwan”
or a fist bump, being asked if I was
an exchange student from Africa,
telling me I had to sit on the other
side of the room and move to the
“black side” when I went to watch
England play Trinidad during the
2006 Football World Cup.
I began to feel isolated and
paranoid and would become
defensive which in turn made me
into the dreaded stereotype of the
“angry black girl”. After the racist
incident with the car I decided
enough was enough. I was unhappy
at Exeter, my grades were suffering,
I was drinking a lot to mask the
pain. As the first person in my
family to go to university, quitting
was not an option. So I decided
to apply for the study-abroad
programme and moved 5,000 miles
away to South Korea. This was an
extreme reaction, but at the time it
felt like my only way out.
I graduated from Exeter in
2008, and at that time, 16 per cent
of UK university students were
from a Bame (Black, Asian and
Minority Ethnic) background.
In 2015-16 Bame students made
up 29 per cent of all entrants to
full-time first degrees, which is a
significant improvement. However,
ethnic minorities are still underrepresented at the majority of
Russell Group universities.
I have mixed emotions about my
time at Exeter. On the one hand I
met some of my best friends and
also earned a degree that opened
doors for me. Yet the experience
scarred me emotionally and at
times it was one of the unhappiest
periods of my life. I’m glad that
the Exeter WhatsApp group was
exposed, and that appropriate
action was taken. However, I feel
like this is just the tip of the iceberg
and expelling a few students does
not deal with the inherent problem
of racism not just in universities
but in the UK as a whole.
their garden or outdoor space to
plant a nectar-rich flowerbed, or
container garden. Here are his tips:
drying out, especially when in
containers, and helps flowers to
produce more nectar. Remember
to water the soil, not the plant,
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Remove the rose
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Measure out one
square-metre of
outdoor space and
fill it with openflowered, nectarrich plants. Choose
a sunny, sheltered
position and group
pots together on a
patio, grow plants up a
fence or wall, or commit
an area of a flowerbed.
2 KEEP WATERING
Water your plot regularly – ideally
from a water butt, as this is more
environmentally friendly. Frequent
watering prevents plants from
3 LAY A MULCH
Put a layer of mulch
on the surface of the soil
around the plants, to help prevent
water evaporation and suppress
weed growth.
4 USE PEATFREE COMPOST
Always choose peat-free compost
5 DEADHEAD BLOOMS
Dead-heading after flowering
encourages more blooms.
6 GET NEIGHBOURS INVOLVED
Inspire your neighbours to plant
a plot for pollinators to create a
flowery “super highway” for the
pollinating insects where you live.
7 AVOID CHEMICALS
Avoid using harmful pesticides,
by removing slugs and snails by
hand instead. Night is the best time
to catch them, and once caught,
release them at a safe distance
from your plot.
butterfly-conservation.org
peakers recently flew in
from around (or, perhaps,
across?) the Earth for a
three-day event held in
Birmingham: the UK’s
first public flat-earth convention.
It was well attended, and was more
than just three days of speeches
and YouTube clips (although there
was a lot of this). There was also a
lot of team-building, networking,
debating, workshops – and
scientific experiments.
Yes, flat-earthers do seem to place
a lot of emphasis and priority on
scientific methods and, in particular,
on observable facts. The weekend
in no small part revolved around
discussing science, with lots of
time spent running, planning, and
reporting on the latest set of flat
earth experiments and models.
While flat-earthers seem to trust
and support scientific methods,
they do not trust scientists, and the
established relationships between
“power” and “knowledge”. I’m not
interested in discussing whether the
Earth is flat or not (for the record,
I’m happily a “globe-earther”) – and
I’m not seeking to mock or denigrate
this community. What’s important
is what public conventions such as
Some power structures
are moving towards a kind
of populist politics that is
sceptical of knowledge
the one in Birmingham can tell us
about science and knowledge in the
21st century.
Multiple, competing models were
suggested throughout the weekend,
including “classic” flat earth, domes,
ice walls, diamonds, puddles with
multiple worlds inside, and even the
Earth as the inside of a giant cosmic
egg. The level of discussion, however,
often did not revolve around the
models on offer, but on broader
issues of attitudes towards existing
structures of knowledge, and the
institutions that supported and
presented these models.
We are witnessing an important
shift in both power and knowledge.
Knowledge is no longer centrally
controlled and – as has been pointed
out in the wake of Brexit – the age
of the expert may be passing. Now,
everybody has the power to create
and share content. When Michael
Gove, a leading proponent of Brexit,
proclaimed, “I think the people
of this country have had enough
of experts”, it would seem that, in
many ways, he meant it.
It is also clear that we’re seeing
increased polarisation in society.
With the increased voice afforded
by social media to a wide range
Flat-earthers trust scientific methods
– they just don’t trust scientists
of views, knowledge has been
increasingly decentralised, and
competing narratives have emerged.
This was something of a recurring
theme throughout the weekend in
Birmingham, and was especially
apparent when four flat-earthers
debated with three physics PhD
students. A particular point of
contention occurred when one of
the physicists pleaded with the
audience to avoid trusting YouTube
and bloggers. The audience and
the panel of flat-earthers took
exception to this, noting that “now
we’ve got the internet and mass
communication… we’re not reliant
on what the mainstream are telling
us in newspapers, we can decide
for ourselves”.
Meanwhile, some power
structures are decoupling
themselves from scientific
knowledge, moving towards a kind of
populist politics that is increasingly
sceptical of knowledge. This can
be seen in the way in which Brexit,
for example, was campaigned for in
terms of gut feelings and emotions
rather than expert statistics and
predictions. Science is increasingly
facing problems with its ability
to communicate ideas publicly, a
problem that flat-earthers, and
politicians, are able to circumvent
with moves towards populism.
So, there is a lot that flat-earthers
can reveal to us about the current
changing relationship between
power and knowledge. And judging
by the success of this UK event –
and the large conventions planned
in Canada and the US this year – it
seems the flat earth is going to be
around for a while yet.
THE CONVERSATION
Harry T Dyer is a lecturer in
education at the University of
East Anglia
Television Tuesday 8 May
CRITIC’S
CHOICE
GERARD GILBERT
PICK OF THE DAY
===
Back To The Land
With Kate Humble
The Secret Life Of 5 Year Olds
7pm, BBC2
Cornwall has 600 miles of coastline,
which means Kate Humble’s (left)
returning series about people
“reinventing old trades and setting
up modern rural enterprises” also
provides employment to drone
operators as they fly over cliffs and
beaches in a manner that would
shame a Poldark director. Despite the
natural beauty and seasonal tourist
industry, Cornwall is also Britain’s
poorest county, and making a
year-round living is tricky – which is
where Humble’s subjects come in.
They included the only UK company
free-diving to harvest seaweed (a
superfood, naturally) and a duck
farmer serving the restaurant trade.
8pm, Channel 4
Return of the thinking person’s What
Would Your Kid Do? as a new group of
nursery-school children are wired
for sound and have their utterances
pored over by experts Professor
Elizabeth Kilbey and Paul HowardJones. The tasks in this first of two
programmes have been to devised to
test the children’s morals (will they
cheat for just a few jelly beans?) and
discover how five-year-olds wield
power. Tyrannically, in short.
===
The Split
9pm, BBC1
The men are all coming out badly
from Abi Morgan’s divorce drama:
errant dad Oscar is trying to worm
himself back into his daughters’ lives
for his own selfish reasons, Christie
is booty-calling Hannah’s sister,
Nina, and Davey Mackenzie has been
hiding his assets from the court as
well as his lawyer, Ruth. Still, this is
Morgan’s best drama since The Hour,
well served by a top cast that’s
joined by Kerry Fox as a judge.
===
Secret Agent Selection: WW2
9pm, BBC2
The remaining six students
undergoing SOE training now face
their last exercise, known as “the
final scheme”. In wartime, this meant
being sent out to steal information
from factories or plant dummy
explosives, but here the sextet must
pretend to blow up a telephone
exchange while posing as French
6.00 Flog It! Trade Secrets
(R) (S). 6.30 A1: Britain’s
Longest Road (R) (S). 7.15
Flipping Profit (R) (S). 8.00
Sign Zone: Top Of The
Shop With Tom Kerridge
(R) (S). 9.00 Victoria
Derbyshire (S). 11.00 BBC
Newsroom Live (S). 11.30
The Week In Parliament
(S). 12.00 Daily Politics (S).
1.00 The Super League
Show (S). 1.45 Home Away
From Home (R) (S). 2.30
Going Back, Giving Back
(R) (S). 3.15 Digging For
Britain (R) (S). 4.15 Tudor
Monastery Farm (R) (S).
5.15 Money For Nothing
(R) (S).
6.00 Good Morning
Britain (S). 8.30 Lorraine
(S). 9.25 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S). 10.30 This
Morning (S). 12.30 Loose
Women (S). 1.30 ITV News;
Weather (S). 1.55 ITV
Regional News; Weather
(S). 2.00 Judge Rinder (S).
3.00 Tenable (S). 3.59 ITV
Regional Weather (S). 4.00
Tipping Point (S). 5.00 The
Chase (S).
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(S). 6.45 3rd Rock From
The Sun (R) (S). 7.10 3rd
Rock From The Sun
(R) (S). 7.35 Everybody
Loves Raymond (R) (S).
8.00 Everybody Loves
Raymond (R) (S). 8.30
Frasier (R) (S). 9.00 Frasier
(R) (S). 9.35 Frasier (R) (S).
10.05 Ramsay’s Kitchen
Nightmares USA (R) (S).
11.00 Undercover Boss
USA (R) (S). 12.00 Channel
4 News Summary (S).
12.05 Coast Vs Country (R)
(S). 1.05 Posh Pawnbrokers
(R) (S). 2.10 Countdown (S).
3.00 A Place In The Sun:
Summer Sun (R) (S). 4.00
The £100k Drop (S). 5.00
Four In A Bed (R) (S). 5.30
Buy It Now (S).
6.00 Milkshake! 9.15 The
Wright Stuff (S). 11.15
Can’t Pay? We’ll Take It
Away! (R) (S). 12.10 5 News
Lunchtime (S). 12.15 GPs:
Behind Closed Doors (R)
(S). 1.10 Access (S). 1.15
Home And Away (S). 1.45
Neighbours (S). 2.15 The
Yorkshire Vet Casebook (R)
(S). 3.15 FILM: Snatched At
Birth (Michael Feifer 2017)
Premiere. Thriller, starring
Kaitlyn Black (S). 5.00
5 News At 5 (R) (S). 5.30
Neighbours (R) (S).
6.00 BBC News At
Six; Weather (S).
6.30 BBC Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.00 Eggheads Quiz
show, hosted by
Jeremy Vine (R)
(S).
6.30 Great British
Railway
Journeys (R) (S).
6.00 ITV Regional
News; Weather
(S).
6.30 ITV News;
Weather (S).
6.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
6.30 Hollyoaks An
education
welfare officer
confronts
Misbah (R) (S).
6.00 Home And
Away Ash is
served with
a summons
to testify as a
witness (R) (S).
6.30 5 News Tonight
7.00 The One Show
(S).
7.30 EastEnders A
suspicious car
is spotted in the
Square (S).
7.00 Back To The
Land With Kate
Humble New
series (S).
7.00 Emmerdale
Charity tries to
move on (S).
7.30 Devon And
Cornwall Cops
(R) (S).
7.00 Channel 4 News
(S).
8.00 Holby City
Gaskell takes
a huge risk to
save his trial (S).
8.00 Top Of The
Shop With
Tom Kerridge
Baked goods
producers fight
it out (S).
8.00 This Time
Next Year
Participants
include an
11-year-old
meningitis
survivor (S).
9.00 The Split Hannah
is caught in
the middle as
Nathan and
Christie clash
over a divorce
case (S).
9.00 Secret Agent
Selection: WW2
Last in the
series (S).
10pm
10.00BBC News At
Ten (S).
10.30 BBC Regional
News (S).
10.45 Back To School
With Mum And
Dad (S).
11pm
Daytime
6.00 Breakfast (S). 9.15
Rip Off Britain: Food (R)
(S). 10.00 Homes Under
The Hammer (S). 11.00
A1: Britain’s Longest
Road (S). 11.45 The
Housing Enforcers (S).
12.15 Bargain Hunt (R) (S).
1.00 BBC News At One;
Weather (S). 1.30 BBC
Regional News; Weather
(S). 1.45 Doctors (S). 2.15
800 Words (S). 3.00
Escape To The Country (S).
3.45 Flipping Profit (S).
4.30 Flog It! (R) (S). 5.15
Pointless (S).
6pm
7pm
8pm
9pm
Late
civilians. Mission accomplished, the
21st-century recruits meet some
genuine SOE veterans.
===
Genderquake
9pm, Channel 4
The conclusion of this fascinating
experiment throwing together 11
strangers (less so now) with different
gender identities and sexualities,
and (oh dear) they are spinning a
bottle in game of Truth or Dare.
===
Later Live – With Jools Holland
10pm, BBC2
Snow Patrol (remember them?) are
back after a seven-year hiatus to
headline a line-up that also includes
“post-punk” London act Shame, as
well as Plan B and Jade Bird.
Snow Patrol join Jools
Holland on ‘Later Live‘
10pm, BBC2
Ruth suspects she’s not
getting the whole truth
and nothing but the
truth in ‘The Split’
9pm, BBC1
Paul Howard-Jones
talks child psychology
8pm, Channel 4
7.00 MotoGP
Highlights The
Spanish Grand
Prix.
7.00 Beyond 100
Days (S).
7.30 Danceworks:
Street To Stage
A profile of
street dancer
Dickson Mbi (S).
6.35 FILM: Iron Man
2 (Jon Favreau
2010) Superhero
adventure
sequel, with
Robert Downey
Jr (S).
8.00 The Secret
Life Of 5 Year
Olds How
children learn
the difference
between right
and wrong (S).
8.00 The Yorkshire
Vet Julian
Norton is called
out to a poorly
trekking llama
(S).
8.00 Eurovision
Song Contest
2018 Rylan
Clark-Neal and
Scott Mills host
the first semifinal (S).
9.00 Who Wants
To Be A
Millionaire?
Quiz, hosted
by Jeremy
Clarkson (S).
9.00 Genderquake
Part two of two.
An exploration
of genderfluidity in the
UK (S).
9.00 British Airways:
100 Years In The
Sky Part two of
two. Charting
the airline from
1974 to the
present day (S).
10.00Later Live –
With Jools
Holland New
series (S).
10.30 Newsnight (S).
10.00ITV News (S).
10.30 ITV Regional
News (S).
10.45 Heathrow:
Britain’s
Busiest Airport
(R) (S).
10.00Genderquake:
The Debate A
panel of guests
discuss what
gender means
in 2018 (S).
10.00Our Secret
World: Circus
Kids Following
the lives
of children
performing in
circuses (R) (S).
10.00Extinct: A
Horizon
Guide To
Dinosaurs The
development
of ideas about
dinosaurs (S).
11.40 Prince Harry
& Meghan
Markle – The
Engagement
Interview (S).
11.15 Love In The
Countryside
Sara Cox meets
eight singletons
living in the
countryside (R)
(S).
11.15 Prince Harry’s
Story: Four
Royal Weddings
Important
moments in the
young royal’s
life (R) (S).
11.00 Flight HS13 Liv
is angry with
Haje, but keeps
searching for
clues to Simon’s
disappearance
(S).
11.05 Our Secret
World: Gypsy
Kids Tensions
are running
high for
Margaret and
her cousins (R).
12.05 BBC News (S).
12.15 Sign Zone: Stephen:
The Murder That Changed
A Nation (R) (S). 1.15
Sign Zone: Secret Agent
Selection: WW2 (R) (S).
2.15 This Is BBC Two (S).
12.10 The Durrells (R)
(S). 1.00 Jackpot247 3.00
Loose Women (R). 3.45
ITV Nightscreen 5.05 The
Jeremy Kyle Show (R) (S).
12.00 First Dates (R) (S).
1.00 One Born Every
Minute (R) (S). 1.55 Our
Wildest Dreams (R) (S).
2.50 The Channel: The
World’s Busiest Waterway
(R) (S). 3.45 Gok’s Fill Your
House For Free (R) (S).
12.05 Celeb Trolls: We’re
Coming To Get You (R) (S).
1.00 SuperCasino 3.10
GPs: Behind Closed Doors
(R) (S). 4.00 Tribal Teens –
Here Comes Trouble (R) (S).
4.45 House Doctor (R) (S).
5.10 Wildlife SOS (R) (S).
6.00 The Planet’s Funniest
Animals (S). 6.20 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 6.45 Totally
Bonkers Guinness World
Records (S). 7.10 Who’s
Doing The Dishes? (S).
7.55 Emmerdale (S). 8.25
Coronation Street (S). 8.55
Coronation Street (S). 9.25
The Ellen DeGeneres Show
(S). 10.20 The Bachelorette
(S). 12.15 Emmerdale (S).
12.45 Coronation Street
(S). 1.15 Coronation
Street (S). 1.45 The Ellen
DeGeneres Show (S). 2.35
The Jeremy Kyle Show (S).
3.45 The Jeremy Kyle Show
(S). 4.55 The Jeremy Kyle
Show (S).
6.00 Take Me Out
Dating game,
hosted by Paddy
McGuinness (S).
7.30 You’ve Been
Framed! Gold
Featuring a
woman using
stairs as a slide
(S).
8.00 Two And A Half
Men (S).
8.30 Superstore (S).
9.00 FILM: Captain
America: The
First Avenger
(Joe Johnston
2011) Adventure,
with Chris
Evans (S).
9.00 FILM: Hot
Fuzz (Edgar
Wright 2007)
Action comedy,
starring Simon
Pegg (S).
11.00 Timeshift:
Penny Blacks
& Twopenny
Blues – How
Britain Got
Stuck On
Stamps (S).
11.25 FILM: Killing
Them Softly
(Andrew
Dominik 2012)
Crime thriller,
starring Brad
Pitt (S).
11.25 Family Guy
Brian turns to
substance abuse
during a storm
(S).
11.55 Family Guy (S).
12.00 Crash Test Dummies:
A Smashing History (S). 1.00
Top Of The Pops: 1983 (S).
1.30 Top Of The Pops: 1983
(S). 2.05 Danceworks: Street
To Stage (S). 2.35 Extinct: A
Horizon Guide To Dinosaurs
(S). 3.35 Close
1.15 FILM: Nostalgia
(Andrei Tarkovsky 1983)
drama, starring Oleg
Yankovskiy (S). 3.55 Close
12.25 American Dad! (S).
12.55 American Dad! (S).
1.20 Celebrity Juice (S).
2.00 Two And A Half Men
(S). 2.30 Teleshopping
NEWS
2-29
===
Timeshift: Penny Blacks &
Twopenny Blues – How Britain
Got Stuck On Stamps
11pm, BBC4
If anyone missed this documentary
when it first aired, it’s a real gem.
Writer Andrew Martin, a childhood
stamp-collector, is the sympathetic
presenter, charting the evolution of
the British postage stamp. He starts
with the Penny Black, before
recalling famous philatelists like
King George V and the enigmatic
Count Philippe de Ferrary, whose
ambition was to own every stamp
ever made, and generally illustrating
how “a bureaucratic necessity
became imbued with profound
romance”. And, oh yes, how philately
itself means a love of exemption
from tax. It’s an education.
FILM
CHOICE
LAURENCE PHELAN
VOICES
14-18
TV
30-31
IQ
32-41
FILM OF THE DAY
===
Killing Them Softly
Stranger Than Fiction
11.25pm, Film4
(Andrew Dominik, 2012)
Set in New Orleans on the eve of
the 2008 US presidential election,
this is at once a tense but cool and
bleakly funny crime drama about
robberies, contract killings and other
mob activities; and a recession-era
parable about ruthless greed and
unregulated capitalism more
generally. The smart plotting, vivid
milieu and tangy, slangy dialogue
are all taken from George V Higgins’s
source novel, Cogan’s Trade, but the
director Dominik (The Assassination Of
Jesse James By The Coward Robert Ford)
makes the material his own. Brad Pitt
heads a first-rate cast, playing cynical
speechifying hitman Cogan. Scoot
McNairy (left, with Pitt) co-stars.
5.20pm, Sony Movie Channel
(Marc Forster, 2006)
An existential romcom with a
Charlie Kaufman-esque script,
in which Will Ferrell plays a stuffy
tax inspector who begins to hear
Emma Thompson as she provides
the voiceover narration of his life.
Maggie Gyllenhaal also appears.
Wild Card
10pm, 5Star
(Simon West, 2015)
Jason Statham plays a guy who works
as muscle for hire in Las Vegas, but
has an honourable streak. Basically, he
doesn’t use guns, he only lays waste to
mobsters with his fists and whatever
pieces of cutlery are to hand.
BBC Radio 1
6.00 Classic Coronation
Street (S). 6.25 Classic
Coronation Street (S).
6.55 Heartbeat (S). 8.00
The Royal (S). 9.00 Judge
Judy (S). 9.30 Judge Judy
(S). 9.55 Judge Judy (S).
10.20 A Touch Of Frost (S).
12.30 The Royal (S). 1.35
Heartbeat (S). 2.40 Classic
Coronation Street (S). 3.15
Classic Coronation Street
(S). 3.45 On The Buses (S).
4.20 On The Buses (S).
4.55 You’re Only Young
Twice (S). 5.25 George And
Mildred (S).
6.00 Hollyoaks (S). 6.30
Hollyoaks (S). 7.00 Couples
Come Dine With Me (S).
8.00 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 8.30 How I
Met Your Mother (S). 9.00
New Girl (S). 9.30 New Girl
(S). 10.00 2 Broke Girls
(S). 11.00 Brooklyn NineNine (S). 11.30 Brooklyn
Nine-Nine (S). 12.00 The
Goldbergs (S). 12.30 The
Goldbergs (S). 1.00 The Big
Bang Theory (S). 1.30 The
Big Bang Theory (S). 2.00
How I Met Your Mother
(S). 2.30 How I Met Your
Mother (S). 3.00 New Girl
(S). 3.30 New Girl (S). 4.00
Brooklyn Nine-Nine (S).
4.30 Brooklyn Nine-Nine
(S). 5.00 The Goldbergs (S).
5.30 The Goldbergs (S).
8.55 Food Unwrapped (S).
9.30 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 10.30 A
Place In The Sun: Winter
Sun (S). 11.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.05 Four In A
Bed (S). 12.35 Four In A
Bed (S). 1.05 Four In A Bed
(S). 1.40 Four In A Bed (S).
2.10 Come Dine With Me
(S). 2.40 Come Dine With
Me (S). 3.15 Come Dine
With Me (S). 3.50 Come
Dine With Me (S). 4.20
Come Dine With Me (S).
4.50 A Place In The Sun:
Winter Sun (S). 5.55 A New
Life In The Sun (S).
6.00 Animal 999 (R) (S).
6.30 Animal 999 (R) (S).
7.00 Meerkat Manor (R)
(S). 7.30 Meerkat Manor (R)
(S). 8.00 Monkey Life (R)
(S). 8.30 Monkey Life (R) (S).
9.00 Motorway Patrol (R)
(S). 9.30 Motorway Patrol
(R) (S). 10.00 Road Wars
(R) (S). 11.00 Warehouse
13 (R) (S). 12.00 NCIS: Los
Angeles (R) (S). 1.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 2.00 Hawaii
Five-0 (R) (S). 3.00 NCIS:
Los Angeles (R) (S). 4.00
Stargate SG-1 (R) (S). 5.00
The Simpsons (R) (S). 5.30
Futurama (R) (S).
6.00 Richard E Grant’s
Hotel Secrets (R) (S). 7.00
The British (R) (S). 8.00
David Attenborough’s
Conquest Of The Skies
(R) (S). 9.00 David
Attenborough’s Conquest
Of The Skies (R) (S). 10.00
David Attenborough’s
Conquest Of The Skies
(R) (S). 11.00 House (R) (S).
12.00 House (R) (S). 1.00
Without A Trace (R). 2.00
Blue Bloods (R) (S). 3.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 4.00
The West Wing (R) (S). 5.00
House (R) (S).
6.00 Heartbeat A
new policeman
arrives in
Aidensfield (S).
6.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
6.30 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
6.55 The Secret Life
Of The Zoo
Four Sumatran
orang-utans
escape from
their quarters
(S).
6.00 Futurama (R).
6.30 The Simpsons
Homer
discovers
a talent for
styling hair (R)
(S).
6.00 House The
team treats a
homeless girl
(R) (S).
7.55 Grand Designs
A disabled
Royal Marine
builds a
specially
adapted home
(S).
7.00 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.30 The Simpsons
(R) (S).
7.00 CSI: Crime Scene
Investigation
Dark secrets
haunt a
murdered
woman’s family
(R) (S).
8.00 The Flash Barry
and the gang
team up with
Gypsy.
8.00 Blue Bloods
Frank tries to
help a Turkish
woman avoid
persecution (R)
(S).
9.00 FILM: The
Wizard Of Lies
(Barry Levinson
2017) Drama,
starring Robert
De Niro (R) (S).
7.00 Hollyoaks Sami
tells Imran to
start behaving
himself (S).
7.30 Black-ish (S).
8.00 Agatha
Christie’s Poirot
The sleuth is
plunged into the
world of global
espionage (S).
8.00 The Big Bang
Theory (S).
8.30 The Big Bang
Theory Leonard,
Howard and Raj
try to meet Bill
Gates (S).
9.00 Gotham Nygma
uses Butch to
regain power
and identity (S).
9.00 My Floating
Home A
Londoner
decides to design
and construct
a stylish
houseboat (S).
9.00 The Blacklist
Liz gets
information
from a
surprising
source.
10.00Scott & Bailey
The warring
detectives
reunite when
Gill is abducted
(S).
10.00Supernatural
Dean, Sam and
Jack investigate
a mystery
surrounding
murdered
patients (S).
10.05 Inside Out
Homes New
series. Return
of the design
show, with
architect Zac
Monro (S).
10.00The Late Late
Show With
James Corden:
Best Of The
Week Highlights
of the talk show.
11.00 Scott & Bailey
A vulnerable
young man goes
missing (S).
11.00 The Big Bang
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Jerusalem is
one of the
oldest and most
controversial
cities in the world.
As the US
prepares to
move its Israeli
embassy there,
Sarah
Tuttle-Singer
explores what
it’s like to call
this place home
J
erusalem: in Arabic the name
means “the holy”, in Hebrew
it means “city of peace”.
And that Hebrew word for
peace comes from the word
“shalem”, meaning “whole.”
But in one of the most diverse and
controversial cities in the world,
it’s hard to get a sense of the place
as a whole – especially from afar –
without falling back on stereotypes.
Vague understandings, and misunderstandings, can easily build up
through years of absorbing the headlines, the photos and the live news
footage constantly emerging from
this cultural and political hotbed.
As I’ve found since moving to the
city in late 2016, and as anyone who
has ever been here will attest, Jerusalem is not one thing or the other.
In fact, those complications and
contradictions are what drew me to
the Old City for the first time when
I was just 16.
I have a confession: for years I was
afraid to set foot inside the Old City
walls, after getting stoned at the
Damascus Gate on a hot August night
when I was barely 18 years old – and in
the loud chaos of life there, it felt like
an intimidating place to be high.
It was only 15 years later that
I returned with a colleague, my
first time back since that terrible
night, and when we walked through
Damascus Gate I was glad to find
Some days the streets of
Jerusalem smell like coffee
and rosewater, other days like
saffron or old coins, other days
like the smoke from a stun
grenade – or raw sewage.
From each rooftop of the Old
City, you can look out on a
mosaic of faith and peoplehood.
In one place where the Four
Quarters meet, children from
both the Jewish orthodox and
the Palestinian communities
can be seen playing football in
the streets. I’ve never seen them
play together.
Once the Jewish kids’ ball
landed over by the Arab
children. One of the boys picked
it up like it might explode and
touching it was dangerous. For
a moment he looked at the ball
as though it were something
precious to be kept forever. He
held it in his hands for three
long seconds – and then he
threw it back. That’s the closest
they’ve ever come, while I’ve
been watching at least.
that all the people around me were
just ordinary, everyday folk: arguing
over the price of bread, buying pink
and blue sugared almonds, carrying
their babies, flirting with each other.
That first time back made me want
to keep returning. I started talking
to strangers from all the quarters
about their experiences, about their
fears and most of all about their
hopes. What I found overwhelmingly moving was the fact that everyone
living in the Old City loved it with all
their hearts – and yet, with rare exceptions, they didn’t know the other
people from the other quarters who
loved it just as much as they did.
Of Jerusalem’s 850,000 residents,
it’s estimated that around 200,000
are secular Israelis, 350,000 are
30-SECOND
BRIEFING
JERUSALEM’S
EMBASSY
CONTROVERSY
Donald Trump is yet to say for
certain if he will attend next
week’s opening of the new
US embassy to Israel, which
is moving from Tel Aviv to a
temporary site in Jerusalem
before a permanent structure is
built in the city.
Trump’s decision to move
the US embassy, recognising
Jerusalem as the Israeli capital,
has sparked anger among
Palestinians who want the
eastern side of the city to serve
as the capital for their own
future state.
Guatemala is following
the US by example and has
already moved its embassy
to Jerusalem. Officially, it
will open two days after the
American embassy. It has
been reported that up to 10
other countries may follow
suit, despite widespread
condemnation of any
such moves.
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Herod’s Gate
MUSLIM
QUARTER
1948-49
ARMISTICE
LINE
Temple
OLD
Mount
CHRISTIAN
CITY
QUARTER
Jaffa
Gate JEWISH
QUARTER
ARMENIAN
QUARTER
YEMIN
MOSHE
Lions
Gate
St Stephen’s
all Arabs and Muslims”, and is angry
the move coincides with the Nakba
anniversary. Some Israelis are also
concerned, feeling that this unilateral step is unnecessary, unkind and
not helpful, and should only be part
of final status negotiations between
Israelis and Palestinians, whenever
– if ever – those come about.
It’s been a long wait. It was after
1967 – when then Israel defence forces chief-of-staff and future prime
minister Yitzhak Rabin’s forces defeated the Jordanian army in the SixDay War and conquered Jerusalem
– that Israel annexed, or “united”,
East (Palestinian) Jerusalem and
West (Israeli) Jerusalem.
The situation on the ground makes
it hard to believe that anyone can
think this place is united, however. If
you walk through West Jerusalem,
you’ll mostly hear Hebrew. If you walk
through East Jerusalem, it’s Arabic
that dominates. A divide is also clear
in the state of the two sides; while
both parts of the city are governed by
the same mayor, the streets in East
Jerusalem are often neglected.
The Arabic-speaking residents
of Jerusalem are also in a state of
limbo, precisely because they are
classed as merely that: “residents”
rather than citizens. They can
vote for the mayor of Jerusalem in
municipal elections, but not for the
EAST
JERUSALEM
SILWAN
Church of
St Peter
Mount
Zion
The Mount of Olives
Jewish cemetery and
the Al-Aqsa mosque
compound, Islam’s
third-holiest shrine, in
the centre of Jerusalem
(left); Palestinian
Muslims worship in
front of the Dome
of the Rock mosque
in Jerusalem’s Old
City (above right);
shopkeepers play
backgammon in a
bazaar in the Christian
Quarter AFP; GETTY
Ultra-Orthodox Jews, and 300,000
are Palestinian. Only around 38,000
people live in the Old City – around
75 per cent of them Muslims – and it’s
less than a square kilometre in size,
but this is where the cultures collide.
Beloved by both Israelis and Palestinians, the status of Jerusalem
has always been complicated. Since
the first settlement in 4500BC, it’s
been ruled over by Jews and Christians and Muslims – not to mention
an assortment of empires which
have risen and fallen, often enduring bloody power struggles, notably
the destruction of the Second Temple, and the Crusades. According to
the historian Eric Cline, Jerusalem
has been “destroyed at least twice,
besieged 23 times, attacked an additional 52 times, and captured and
recaptured 44 times”.
All three religions believe that
the Temple Mount is the site where
Abraham was called upon by God to
sacrifice his son – Isaac according
to Judaism and Christianity, Ishael
according to Islam. The Temple
Mount is now home to the holiest
The streets are populated by
old men playing backgammon,
smushed into metal chairs. They
act like they’re the kings of the
street and masters of their own
fate… until their wives call
them home.
Many people in the Old City
– no matter whether Jewish,
Muslim or Christian – struggle
to make ends meet. Living in
Jerusalem is expensive, and it’s
hard to make a living. Figures
show that Jerusalem – and not
just the Old City – is the poorest
region in Israel, with 55 per
cent of children living under the
poverty line.
There’s a Yeshiva, a Jewish
scripture school, on the street
near Damascus Gate in the heart
of the Muslim quarter. They
hand out coffee to the border
police in a little stand at the
bottom, covered in Israeli flags.
I asked once if they ever gave to
any of the Palestinians. “They
never ask,” they said.
In the Muslim quarter, two
Jewish fathers were stabbed
in 2015. Their wives were
kicked and spat on by local
shopkeepers. An archaeologist
was also murdered here in
2018 and, his family says,
nothing was done.
site in Judaism, and the holiest site
where Jews are allowed to pray:
the Western Wall. It’s a place where
Jews from around the world come
to pray, and at their Passover seders
say “next year in Jerusalem”.
Jerusalem is also home to the
third holiest site in Islam, the Dome
of the Rock, where Muslims believe
that Muhammad ascended to heaven, and Al-Aqsa Mosque. And for
Christians, Jerusalem is the place
where Jesus was crucified and resurrected. All of these sites are within a
few minutes’ walk from one another.
After the Arab-Israeli war in 1948,
following the establishment of the
state of Israel, the Jordanians captured the Old City and East Jerusalem, while Israel held on to the West.
In 1967 during the Six-Day War,
Israel took East Jerusalem and the
Old City from the Jordanians, and
annexed both.
Now, the people here are living
with a new international controversy. As US President Donald Trump
announced last year – to outrage
from many and acclaim from a few –
the US is moving its Israeli embassy
to Jerusalem.
The change has been set for 14 May
– and that date matters, because according to the Gregorian calendar it
coincides with the 70th anniversary
Jewish children are afraid to
walk in the Muslim quarter,
just as Muslim children are
afraid of the Israeli soldiers. The
soldiers are probably afraid, too,
sometimes. They aren’t much
older than the kids, and some of
them even still wear braces.
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Christian church bells ring
several times every day, five
times a day you can hear the
Muslim call to prayer, and for
Jews there’s the Shabbat siren
on Friday afternoons – but late
at night the Old City is silent.
0.25 miles
My Palestinian friend who owns
a restaurant in the Muslim
quarter was beaten up in the
Old City on Al-Wad Street
in 1997 by the border police,
because his papers had expired
the week before. He was just 19
at the time – and the soldier who
kicked him in the head, over and
over, was the same age.
“I looked up while the pain
exploded in in my face,” my
friend told me, “and the soldier
was crying while he kicked me.”
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8 MAY 2018
You can keep track of the
seasons of the year based on
what the old women are selling
by Damascus Gate: mangoes in
the summer, sweet figs at the
start of autumn, strawberries
in the spring, and artichokes in
winter. Everything tastes sweet.
of Israel’s independence (though the
country schedules its annual independence day celebrations according to the lunar Hebrew calendar,
meaning it fell in April this year).
The date of the embassy move is
also significant because the next
day, 15 May, is when Palestinians
commemorate the Nakba (“the Catastrophe”), when they mourn
their displacement during the War
of Independence.
While extremists on both sides
have tried to nullify the other’s version of events of what happened in
mid-May 1948, the truth is, both are
held to be self-evidently true by the
two sides. For Israelis, Independence Day is a day of celebration and
fireworks and time of real gratitude.
For Palestinians, Nakba Day is a time
of mourning and of anger, too.
Ron Dermer, Israel’s ambassador
to the United States, summed up
his government’s delight at the embassy move. “May 14th 1948, President Truman recognizes Israel,” he
tweeted. “May 14th 2018, @POTUSTrump will move the US Embassy to
Jerusalem. 70 years apart. Two historic decisions. One united capital.”
Palestinians feel moving the embassy is a provocation. The PLO’s
Secretary-General, Saeb Erekat,
saysitis“provocativetothefeelingsof
Though thousands of pilgrims
pour through Jerusalem each
day, many only come to visit the
holy sites and often don’t realise
that the people selling T-shirts
or menorah candelabras could
do with some help. Sometimes
shopkeepers go an entire day
without making a sale.
Islamic charities give out
food stamps to poor families,
allowing them to buy bread,
while some Jewish mothers and
fathers try to sell red string to
tourists to make a few shekels,
telling them: “It’s a blessing on
your head!”
Prime Minister in national elections.
While East Jerusalem Palestinians
are allowed to apply for citizenship,
there are often bureaucratic hurdles, and only 15,000 have requested
citizenship since 2003.
In a city that is effectively split in
two, the Old City is like a seam between both. It’s the place where all
roads meet. Jerusalem is the hottest
piece of spiritual real estate in the
world, and nowhere can you see that
with more clarity than here, in the
walled-off heart of Jerusalem that
has nourished Jews, Christians and
Muslims throughout the world with
faith and purpose, a place where
each story is one of many in this city
made of many pieces.
Sarah Tuttle-Singer is the author of
‘Jerusalem, Drawn and Quartered:
One Woman’s Year in the Heart of the
Christian, Muslim, Armenian, and
Jewish Quarters of Old Jerusalem’
(£17.99, Skyhorse), out on 24 May
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save them and the species
“W
e’re in a crisis
and we are
running out
o f t i m e .”
These are
words spoken by Karmele Llano
Sanchez in a powerful new BBC
documentary about the plight of
the Bornean orangutan. The vet
heads a team of more than 200
local Indonesians fighting on the
front line to save the critically
e n d a n ge re d s p e c i e s f ro m
extinction. For Karmele, from
Spain, the fight began 10 years ago
when she was called in to treat the
festering wound on the ankle of an
orangutan named JoJo, being kept
illegally as a pet. As she recalls in
Red Ape: Saving the Orangutan, the
animal was chained up over an
open sewer in West Kalimantan –
the Indonesian part of Borneo.
JoJo was about 12 years old
and had spent almost his entire
life there, chained up in the dirt.
With only a broken pallet to
crouch on, his body and limbs
were painfully bent from years
of malnourishment, and the
expression in his eyes was one of
hopelessness and despair.
Sanchez treated the wound
on JoJo’s ankle, but was forced
to fasten the shackle around his
other leg and leave him in that
pitiful state because there was
simply nowhere else for him to
go. It was a year before Sanchez
could return to rescue him. First
she had to convince Alan Knight,
CEO of International Animal
Rescue (IAR), that JoJo’s was a
case that could not be ignored.
He didn’t need much persuading.
Since working in Indonesia, IAR’s
team had become increasingly
aware of the desperate plight of
numerous wild orangutans being
kept illegally as pets.
As programme director of
IAR’s Indonesia operation, once
Sanchez had the go-ahead, she
was immediately able to start
making plans to save JoJo – and
the many other orangutans who,
like him, needed her help.
That was 10 years ago, and JoJo
is now just one of more than 100
orangutans in the care of IAR’s
Orangutan Conservation Centre
in Ketapang, West Borneo.
In the intervening years he
has grown into a magnificent
adult male orangutan with huge
cheekpads and vibrant orange
hair. Tragically, the damage to
his body from his long years in
captivity means he can no longer
fend for himself in the wild.
There are 20 other apes at the
centre in a similar situation –
orangutans snatched from the
forest when they were just small
babies, who have spent so many
years in captivity that they have
been deprived of their freedom
forever. Happily, of the rescued
orangutans at IAR’s centre, the
majority will be given a second
chance at life back in the forest.
Many will have seen their mothers
being killed in front of them.
Some of them still bear scars
from being caught in the crossfire.
Little Didik had an airgun pellet
lodged in his shoulder, Rickina had
a machete wound on her forehead.
The scars go a lot deeper
than just physical wounds.
Many of these orphaned babies
are deeply traumatised by the
experience of being prised from
their mothers and kept in people’s
homes, dressed in clothes, fed on
unsuitable food and even treated
like a children’s toy.
JoJo (top) was kept
as a ‘pet’ in a broken
pallet; orangutans in
forest school (left); and
a rescued baby with its
human ‘babysitters’
Caring about
every single
individual
is becoming
more and more
important
When little Joss was first
rescued, she kept her arms
wrapped around her small body
for comfort, threw herself on the
ground and even banged her head
against the wall to cope with the
mistreatment she had suffered.
At I A R ’s c e n t r e t h e s e
traumatised infants are
comforted, coaxed and coached
by an army of “babysitters” who
encourage them off the ground
and up into the trees.
In the wild, baby orangutans
stay with their mothers until they
are seven or eight years old. They
learn from them all the skills they
need to survive in the forest:
how to climb and move
through the trees,
what foods to eat
and what not to
eat, how to build
a nest each night
to sleep in, and
simply how to be
an orangutan.
In the absence
of their mothers,
the rescued babies
learn from their
“babysitters” and from each
other. They start in baby school
and move on to forest school only
when they have become confident
climbers and show a satisfactory
level of independence from their
care-givers.
Forest school gives the young
orangutans the space and the
freedomtodevelopbothphysically
and mentally. As they progress,
the apes are moved in groups on
to a variety of artificial islands
where they can stay out overnight,
building nests for themselves and
continuing their preparation for
the momentous day when they can
return to the forest.
The rehabilitation process is
lengthy and costly. It requires a
large team of vets and carers to
look after so many orangutans
and closely monitor their
progress before they can even be
considered as suitable candidates
for reintroduction into the wild.
Meanwhile, as more and
more of the Bornean rainforest
is destroyed, IAR’s Orangutan
Protection Unit is on constant
standby to rescue orangutans
whose forest home has been
destroyed to make way for
agricultural plantations, primarily
for palm oil.
The unit is skilled at capturing
these wild orangutans and as
Sanchez says: “It takes a lot of
effort from a lot of people
for just one single
orangutan, but I think
it’s worth it. Looking
at the decline
in orangutan
populations in
the wild and at
how quickly they
are disappearing,
caring about every
single individual is
becoming more and
more important.”
However, she also makes
it clear that her team’s work is
only treating the symptoms of a
huge and complex problem that
must be addressed on a much
wider scale if a solution is to be
found before it’s too late.
In the meantime, she and the
team at IAR will go on saving
and caring for the victims of an
environmental disaster that
the world can no longer afford
to ignore if it wants to pull the
critically endangered orangutan
back from the brink of extinction.
Lis Key is the communications
manager for International
Animal Rescue. ‘Red Ape: Saving
the Orangutan’ will be screened at
9pm on Thursday on BBC2
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A smart-looking chair at a reasonable
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and has three seating positions.
£30, wilko.com
{2} GARDEN TRADING ROCKING
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{3} EMU BAHAMA DECKCHAIR
The sling and steel frame of the Bahama
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{4} SKAGERAK HANG CHAIR
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The Matter
of the Heart
BY THOMAS MORRIS
A history,
very nicely
written, of heart
operations. We
start in 1945, in
a US military
hospital in
England, where
a surgeon called Dwight
Harken is trying, for the
third time, to remove a
piece of shrapnel from a
soldier’s heart. From here,
we move on to Christiaan
Barnard’s famous heart
transplant, and eventually
to robots.
DVD/BLU-RAY
Youth
CERTIFICATE 15, 135 MINS
Feng Xiaogang
directs this
sprawling
Chinese film
about a group
of idealistic
teenagers
in a military dance
troupe in the People’s
Liberation Army during the
Cultural Revolution.
The festival is taking a year off, but dedicated fans
can still catch some Worthy Farm favourites on
the road… and on screen. By Laura Martin
T
his summer on Worthy
Farm, Pilton, there won’t
be 175,000 guests. No
euphoric dancing in a giant
rabbit hole. No moments of
wonder at the stone circle at
sunrise. No partying with someone who
you believe to be Suggs from Madness,
until a sobering moment at 6am when
you realise, no, this is not Suggs from
Madness, this is just a man in a trilby hat.
This is the year the cows come home; a
fallow year for Glastonbury festival.
Surprisingly – or perhaps not – a wellearned holiday during the final weekend
of June is the last thing many of the
festival hedonists have got planned.
This month, a documentary will
premiere that charts the rise and fall of
one of the most influential parts of the
festival, following one of the favourite latenight dance areas on the farm hosting a
London weekender. Thanks to the ongoing dedication of these Glastonbury
stalwarts, it’s still possible to party like
you’re in Pilton this year .
The industrial dance zone Arcadia
(arcadiaspectacular.com) – famous for
its giant mechanical spider, where DJs
play in the thorax and revellers
dance below them – celebrates
its 10th anniversary. It’s
now a full-time company
and it takes the spectacular
to cities across the world.
They never held an event
in London, so at the
weekend they took the
opportunity of not being
stuck in the manic world
of pre-festival logistics
and held an event at Queen
Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Pip Rush, creative director
and one of the Arcadia
founders, explains: “Michael
Eavis once said to me the
fallow year was the best
idea he’d ever had and I
agree. It’s good for the
land, it gives it a bit of
a break and socially
it’s really good too, it gives everyone a
summer to have a breather. I think it’s one
of the reasons that’s made Glastonbury so
successful after all these years.”
Fresh from roaming the globe
for inspiration, they showcased a
centuries-old performance. Rush
says: “We’re working with an
Aborigine tribe, the Whadjuk
Noongar, who resurrected a
dance and performance that
hadn’t been performed outside
of their community since 1901.
It’s about a spider that weaves
a web to weave tribes together
and it was performed around a
fire to lots of rhythmical dancing
– all the synergies match up.
“We’ve dedicated our lives
to doing these big collective
experiences and parties
and suddenly we found
the oldest culture on the
planet and we realised
t h a t fe s t i v a l s a n d
parties definitely aren’t
Arcadia’s Spider
(above); Fatboy Slim
DJing in the Lost
Vagueness vaudeville
tent at Glastonbury
in 2007 (top right); the
Shangri-La late night
party zone (left)
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Last night’s
g
television
MICHAEL DAY
Fluid genders and
painful truths at a
country get-together
Shangri-La will use
the Glastonbury gap
to form bonds with
like-minded people
a new idea. It’s part of what brought
civilisations together thousands of
years ago.”
Gideon Berger and Stephen Gallagher,
co-founders of Block9 (block9.com), the
turbo-dance, sprawling inner-cityscapes
and anything-goes LGBTQ+ space, which
includes the hugely popular The NYC
Downlow venue, have also found that
their time off from Glasto has given them
the creative space to explore radically
different ideas and projects.
The pair are just back from the West
Bank, where they previously designed
two rooms as part of Banksy’s Walled Off
hotel, a living art installation that’s also
a hotel, open to the public all year round
and built metres from the wall that cuts
off the West Bank from Israel.
Their involvement increased when
Berger and Gallagher hosted a creative
retreat at the hotel, which brought
together musicians like Brian Eno,
Roisin Murphy and The Black Madonna
alongside Middle Eastern artists
Mashrou’ Leila and Akram Abdulfattah
to collaborate on tracks. The retreat
took place in February and three weeks
ago, the album Block9 Creative Retreat
Palestine was released.
Berger says: “We proposed the retreat
because as Block9 we are fascinated by
the point where music, art and politics
collide. It’s our main area of exploration.”
Any trip to Glastonbury isn’t complete
without a late night trip to the far southeast corner of the festival site where all
manner of theatrical and artistic deviance
plays out among aeroplane cockpits, and
Three other festivals to fill the void
Isle of Wight Festival,
20-24 June
It’s the 50th year of this
iconic musical festival
(right) and the headliners
are Depeche Mode, The
Killers and Kasabian.
Weekend tickets £209.
isleofwightfestival.com
Kala Festival, 20-27 June
A beach-side party for the
first year of this festival in
Dhërmi, Albania. It features
Roy Ayers, Hot Chip, Todd
Terje and Moodymann.
Tickets including hotels
from £195 per person.
kala.al
INMusic, 25 -27 June
Croatia’s biggest open-air
festival takes place on a lake
in the middle of Lake Jarum.
Expect epic sets from Nick
Cave and The Bad Seeds,
The Kills, Queens of The
Stone Age and David Byrne.
Three-day tickets from €60.
inmusicfestival.com
giant dolls limbs scattered across the
fields. For those that make it this far,
they discover a literal Shangri-La. Chris
Tofu, programmer of this area, says of
their seasonal sabbatical: “We don’t do
Shangri-La anywhere else other than
Glastonbury, but we take the spirit of
Shangri-La out and about with us.”
For their gang this year, there’s a
focus on their “art for everyone” project,
Shangri-Lart (shangrilart.com), that sells
limited edition art at inexpensive prices
that also supports the artists. As part of
this sideline, they’re doing an “enormous”
installation at this year’s Sonar Festival in
Barcelona, from 14 to 16 June.
Shangri-La use the Glastonbury gap
to form bonds and keep connections with
other like-minded people, as they are also
involved in Fusion festival in Germany
and Revolution in Romania. “We believe
a million per cent in collaborations – it’s
an essential thing for us,” Tofu explains.
“We’re all part of a long line of DNA
that links us with so many other people
and festivals.”
Over to Silver Hayes, the festival’s
go-to dance floor destination. Part of the
collective will continue the good vibes in
their Love-brand festivals: Love Saves
The Day in Bristol on 26-27 May, and
Love International in Croatia, 27 June
to 4 July – which has sold out for the first
time, presumably in part as there is no
Glastonbury. The boss for their Glasto
area, Malcolm Haynes, is co-ordinating
Bristol’s St Paul’s Carnival on 7 July.
Dave Harvey – co-programmer for
Silver Hayes – says: “We take a lot of
inspiration from going to Glastonbury,
we translate a lot of the experience to
our other events. Normally we finish at
Glastonbury on Monday, then we have
to fly out to Croatia on Tuesday for Love
International – so this year it means we
won’t be arriving in quite the same state.
I’m not quite sure how we manage it.”
Many of the most popular areas
emanate from the legendary Lost
Vagueness section of Glastonbury. This
twisted cabaret zone is credited with
reviving Glasto from 2000, when creator
Roy Gurvitz brought the unique idea of
immersive interaction, burlesque and
bizarre happenings to the event.
Film director Sofia Olins followed the
tribe of new-age travellers for 12 years
to document their how their innovative
visions played out and changed the face
of the festival scene – but also the fallout that lead to Gurvitz pulling Lost
Vagueness from Glastonbury.
Her film, Lost in Vagueness, premieres
as part of the Everyman Music Film
Festival on today. Olins says: “It will
absolutely fill that Glastonbury hole in
the calendar in June, because it gives you
that history of where it all came from, but
also a flavour of what makes it all so much
fun and so awesome.”It seems a change
is as good as a rest for these festival bighitters. Which gives us just 13 months to
prepare ourselves for the return of one of
the greatest weekends of the summer, too.
» Genderquake Channel 4, 9pm
» The Road to Palmyra BBC4, 9pm
I
n Genderquake, a bunch of
millennials of various genders
and sexualities share a house
in the country for a week to see
what we – and they – can learn in
a time when public awareness of
transgender people and gender
fluidity has suddenly exploded. I
admit that I feared the worst: Big
Brother on mephedrone. What
we got last night in the first of this
two-parter, though, was a thoughtful
documentary, which may have
challenged more than a few opinions
of viewers – and participants.
Of course, the feeling that
producers were orchestrating spats
and alliances was never far away. So
we had some dogmatic stereotypes
to set up the confrontations.
Straight Filomena told man-towoman post-op transsexual
Cambell, 22, over dinner: “A uterus
and womb make a woman. Men
have a penis and women have a
vagina. And that is it.”
The straights didn’t have a
monopoly on reductive gender
politics. When Saffron, 21,
expressed his/her unwillingness to
be categorised as male or female,
Markus, 32 and gay, declared that
gender fluidity “is just another
hype; it’s like if you wanna be gluten
free or what-not”.
He sounded remarkably like
some of the older people the group
encountered during an outing to
the local pub. Non-binary? “I’m not
prepared to recognise it,” huffed
one local. He said “the media are
encouraging it” .
Inevitably, to inject some drama,
one of the housemates was not
quite what he or she seemed.
And Markus was ready to act as
judge and jury. When the object of
his opprobrium, the 30-year-old
female-to male transgender
Romario, was asked whether he’d
had any dates recently, the reply
was a little howl of pain: “The
process of having to sit someone
down and tell them you’re trans is
so heart-wrenching.” He didn’t go
through all that for kicks. So we
shouldn’t judge him. Or any of them.
As a documentary, The Road
to Palmyra was both elegiac and
strangely affirmative. Historian
Dan Cruickshank and photographer
Don McCullin returned to the
ancient site of Palmyra in war-torn
Syria earlier this year to witness the
cultural destruction wrought
by Isis, and explore its significance
for the nation.
It was partly a documentary
about documentaries; we
saw the contrasting reactions
of the historian and the war
photographer. Cruickshank
gasped in horror as the extent
of the cultural devastation in
Homs and Palmyra became
apparent. McCullin snatched
Gender fluidity is
just another hype; it’s
like if you wanna be
gluten free or what-not
the opportunity to record the
shattered remains, noting that they
were themselves symbolic. At one
point, Cruickshank, realising that
Palmyra’s Temple of Bel could not
be resurrected from the rubble,
appeared to agree, declaring that
the desolation should be left as a
warning of the “baseness” humans
were capable of.
The sense of affirmation came
from the shared humanity shown
by the museum workers, guides
and even wary regime soldiers
who lamented the state of their
shattered country, even as they
protected the British explorers.
Twitter: @theipaper
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Arts
Arts
reviews
Patrick Brennan
as Iago and Golda
Rosheuvel as Othello
JONATHAN KEENAN
THEATRE
Othello
EVERYMAN, LIVERPOOL
HHHHH
It is the fate of Golda Rosheuvel
that her gender will be the first
thing that many people comment
upon when critiquing her
performance as Othello. That is
not unreasonable – hers is the
first female incarnation of the
iconic role in a major modern
British theatre, and the first
interpretation that transforms the
Venetian general’s romance with
Desdemona into lesbian marriage.
In reality, this change does not
dominate Gemma Bodinetz’s
production. Yes, Rosheuvel’s sex
and sexuality add additional layers
of difference – “The Moor” was
always an outsider, but here, as a
gay woman in charge of an army
on a modern-day Cypriot base,
she is that many times over. But
such is her ease in the part that the
innovation of her playing it does
not feel contrived. Rosheuvel’s
Othello is in fact, quite a
traditional one; full of jealousy,
wounded pride, pig-headedness
and passion. Despite being shorter
than her svelte Desdemona (Emily
Hughes), Rosheuvel somehow
dominates her physically,
bringing a sense of menace as her
plans for bloody revenge develop
into a compelling final scene.
After the company’s innovative
staging of A Clockwork Orange,
a virtually non-existent set for
Othello’s first half felt like the
theatre failing to play one of its
trump cards. There was a little
more after the interval, with
twinkling lights overhead and an
atmospherically shrouded bed on
which the narrative reached its
dramatic finale.
Perhaps deliberately, it was the
acting that was centre-stage here.
Patrick Brennan was suitably
malevolent as Iago. Marc Elliot
brought a little light relief as a
feckless Roderigo, and Emily
Hughes was both alluring and
exasperating as a coquettish
Desdemona. It was Rosheuvel’s
show, however, particularly once
the general took command of her
troops and lost control of her
personal life in the second half.
Bodinetz has made parallels
between the plot of Othello and
the problems of fake news, and
the ability of viral rumours – like
Desdemona’s lost handkerchief
– to destroy reputations and
relationships. But what struck
most was the universality of
Shakespeare’s story about
individual people; their need
to belong, to love and yet to
dominate. Straight, white and
male or black and lesbian, the
various characters in this tragic
mess were all too human.
To 10 July (0151 709 4776)
FRAN YEOMAN
VISUAL ARTS
Gilbert & George
BRIGHTON MUSEUM & ART GALLERY
Playful and ambiguous works
by the art duo, drawn from the
Artist Rooms touring collection
of modern and contemporary
art, exploring themes including
sex, faith and identity.
(brightonmuseums.org.uk) to 2 Sept
Ken’s Show:
Exploring the Unseen
TATE, LIVERPOOL
A free show with a difference, as
Ken Simons, an art handler at
the gallery since it opened in 1988
who has cared for every piece
of art displayed there, selects
30 works from the collection to
mark his and the gallery’s 30-year
anniversaries, with pieces by a
range of artists including Turner,
Barbara Hepworth and Mark
Rothko. (0151 702 7400) to 17 Jun
FILM
Tully
15, JASON REITMAN, 96 MINS
Writer Diablo Cody and her
regular director partner, Jason
Reitman, have fashioned a
comedy-drama with a spiky charm
and unexpected tenderness.
Charlize Theron put on a
reported 50 pounds to play Mario,
the mother exhausted by the
rigmarole of domesticity who is
about to have a third child, while
Mackenzie Davis is the night
nanny. Nationwide release
Lean On Pete
15, ANDREW HAIGH, 122 MINS
The Prudes
Mahalia
Writer-director Andrew Haigh
follows the exceptional 45 Years
with a new film whose main
character is a teenage American
boy from a broken family. Charlie
Plummer gives a standout
performance as the wayward and
sensitive young hero, a 15-year-old
who turns out to be a natural with
the horses. Limited release
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Mary and the
Witch’s Flower
THEATRE
ROYAL COURT, LONDON
Anthony Neilson trains a rare
spotlight on the wilted libido
in his funny, frank, playful and
sad 75-minute piece. Long-term
couple Jimmy and Jess used to
have a satisfying sex life. But they
have not had intercourse – she’s
noted it in her diary – for 14
months and four days.
Tonight is make or break time.
They are proposing to reboot their
relationship while we watch, here
and now. The studio theatre has
been transformed into sugary
pink mocked-up boudoir of
swagged sheets, lacy curtains, and
shagpile carpet (the ace design is
by Fly Davis). R Kelly’s “Bump n’
Grind” on the sound system is not
exactly urging restraint. So no
pressure then. The couple sit on
stools at one end and sip wine to
steady their nerves.
Jonjo O’Neill and Sophie
Russell – who have great rapport
as actors and bond with the
audience brilliantly – treat us
to the intimate secrets of the
characters’ enforced celibacy.
Recommended.
To 2 June (020 7565 5000)
PAUL TAYLOR
THE INDEPENDENT
POP
SCALA, LONDON
Mentored by Ed Sheeran and
recruited for guest vocals by
Rudimental, Mahalia Burkmar
has paid her dues since signing to
Atlantic Records at the age of 13.
Celebrating her 20th birthday
with a sold-out gig in front of
a friendly crowd, the neo-soul
singer from Leicestershire could
sense her time had finally come.
“I talk a lot,” admitted Burkmar,
who gave a tearful yet triumphant
speech about her journey
navigating the music industry.
Her extended apprenticeship
was evident in a sprawling set
list ranging from sub-Sheeran
soppiness to sultry grooves such
as last year’s single “No Pressure”.
While Burkmar may have
shifted towards an edgier
electronic sound in search of a
breakthrough, she still strummed
acoustic guitar and incorporated
several of her earlier teenage
tunes. “This one I wrote about a
bitch at school,” she said of “Silly
Girl”. Recent songs such as “Proud
Of Me”, including snapping beats
and guest rapper Little Simz, were
more accomplished, despite a
lyrical preoccupation with finding
fame. Yet Burkmar’s warmth and
U, HIROMASA YONEBAYASHI, 103 MINS
The influence of Hayao Miyazaki
lives on in every frame of this
animated feature about a little
red-haired English girl stuck for
the summer in the countryside
with her kindly great-aunt. It’s a
sensitive and nuanced portrayal
of its troubled young protagonist
as she learns how to transcend her
own insecurities. Limited release
TALKS & POETRY
Saoirse Ronan
CURZON MAYFAIR, LONDON W1
Star quality: Mahalia
Burkmar could sense
that her time had come
CHLOE NEWMAN
openness meant cynicism wasn’t
an option during a show that
featured actual dad dancing when
her family appeared on stage with
a birthday cake. She even halted
proceedings to attempt some
slightly inept DJing.
The simmering soul of “Sober”
was deemed worthy of being
sung twice as well as a radical
costume change, for which
Burkmar ditched her blond wig to
reveal braids underneath. It was a
striking statement of authenticity
from an artist who seems destined
to be a star by the time she’s 21.
ANDRE PAINE
EVENING STANDARD
The actor is joined by director
Dominic Cooke and co-star
Billy Howle for a Q&A session
following a screening of On Chesil
Beach, an adaptation of Ian
McEwan’s 2007 novella.
(0330 500 1331) tonight 6.10pm
Sharon Bolton
VARIOUS VENUES
The writer talks about her latest
thriller, The Craftsman. She
is joined by Rachel Abbott in
Manchester and Mary Torjussen
in Liverpool. Bolton Library
(eventbrite.co.uk) today 1pm;
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THE CULTURAL HIGHLIGHTS
YOU HAVE TO SEE
Waterstones, Arndale Centre,
Manchester (0161 832 8563) tonight
6.30pm; Waterstones, Liverpool
(0151 709 9820) Wed 6.30pm
Chipping Campden
Literature Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
Today’s opening highlights include
John Carey, Fiona Sampson
and Paul Henry, while later in
the week are John Sutherland,
Henry Hemming, Harriet Walter,
Richard Holloway, Jane Robinson,
Miranda Seymour and Kazuo
Ishiguro. (01386 849018) to Sat
DANCE
Hofesh Shechter Company
LYRIC HAMMERSMITH, LONDON W6
Hofesh Shechter’s style is an
exhilarating blend of theatre,
dance and rock gig. Show revolves
around a group of anarchic clowns
in a circus of comedy and murder.
(020 8741 6850) to Sat
POP
Protomartyr
VARIOUS VENUES
Detroit’s post-punk powerhouses
give their fourth album the
victory-lap treatment. Literacy
and bristling rage merge for
urgent interrogations of modern
political falsehoods on Relatives in
Descent, an album with things to
say and plenty of brash,
bracing ways of saying them.
Fruit, Hull (hullboxoffice.com)
tonight; Mama Roux’s, Birmingham
(ticketweb.uk) Wed; Scala,
London N1 (seetickets.com) Thur
Iceage
SCALA, LONDON N1
After four years away, Denmark’s
full-blooded punk pile-drivers
lurch back into view with a new
album. If something dreamed
up by Nick Cave (spaghetti-goth
vintage) and Shane MacGowan
on a messy night out remains the
debauched gist, Beyondless brings
a fresh dynamism to the table.
(ticketweb.uk) tonight
Ocean Wisdom
VARIOUS VENUES
Faster than Eminem? Supposedly.
Ocean Wisdom’s rapid-fire
rhymes earned him some headline
attention on 2016’s debut album,
Chaos 93. An impressive guest
roster – Dizzee Rascal, Roots
Manuva, Method Man – testifies to
the Camden-born, Brighton-based
rapper’s talent on the follow-up,
Wizville. Rescue Rooms, Nottingham
(alttickets.com) tonight; Electric
Ballroom, London NW1
(seetickets.com) Thur
PinkShinyUltraBlast
VARIOUS VENUES
After various exercises in
shoegaze revisionism, Russia’s
psychedelic dreamers reveal the
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effects of a trimmed-back line-up
and the singer’s relocation to LA
on the third album. Electronic
dreamscapes and shimmering
synth-pop dominate a seamlessly
glistening makeover on Miserable
Miracles. Thekla, Bristol (alttickets.
com) tonight; Dome, London
N19 (wegottickets.com) Thur;
Sticky Mike’s Frog Bar, Brighton
(wegottickets.com) Fri
COMEDY
Tim Vine
VARIOUS VENUES
Homemade props, daft ditties and
the most awful/brilliant one-liners
in the business, as quick quipper
Tim Vine hits the road with
Sunset Milk Idiot. Warwick Arts
Centre, Coventry (024 7652 4524)
tonight; New Victoria Theatre,
Woking (atgtickets.com) Wed;
Buxton Opera House (01298 72190)
Thur; Eventim Apollo, London W6
(0844 249 1000) Fri
CLASSICAL
Sacconi String Quartet
WIGMORE HALL, LONDON W1
The Sacconi Quartet pair two
Haydn classics (Op 54/3 and The
Razor, Op 55/2) with Janacek’s
confessional Intimate Letters
and Jonathan Dove’s memorial
serenade Out of Time.
(020 7935 2141) tonight 7.30pm
THEATRE
Mayfly
ORANGE TREE THEATRE, RICHMOND
This debut play by Joe White,
previously a member of the
Orange Tree’s increasingly
important Writers’ Collective, is a
delicate and tender examination
of rural isolation and familial grief,
set in a small village in Shropshire.
(020 8940 3633) to 26 May
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First
Chance
Opening
this week
VISUAL ARTS
Artist Rooms: Gerhard Richter
JOHN HANSARD GALLERY, SOUTHAMPTON
WEST YORKSHIRE PLAYHOUSE, LEEDS
Paul-James Corrigan and Steven
Miller star as two Leith lads
returning home after a spell in
the Army and adjusting to life
away from the front line in this
infectious, joyous and inspired
revival by James Brining.
(0113 213 7700) to 19 May
Matilda: the Musical
SUNDERLAND EMPIRE
Matthew Warchus’s colourful
RSC staging of the Roald Dahl tale
about a bookish infant prodigy is
utterly exhilarating. The troupe of
children revel in the ebullient wit
of Tim Minchin’s tuneful score.
(uk.matildathemusical.com) to 2 Jun
The gallery marks the opening of its
expanded space with a show by the
artist. (023 8059 2158) opens Sat
DANCE
Cloud Gate Dance Theatre
of Taiwan
SADLER’S WELLS, LONDON EC1
Lin Hwai-min creates his last work
as director of the troupe.
(020 7863 8000) opens Wed
TALKS & POETRY
The Bath Festival
VARIOUS VENUES
The 70th anniversary festival features
Sarah Perry, David Olusoga and Kate
Mosse. (01225 463362) opens Fri
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WORLD MUSIC
Red Baraat
LOUISIANA, BRISTOL
Red Baraat are an explosively
energetic eight-piece party band
from Brooklyn, dedicated to
rollicking funk music steeped
in the sound and spirit of India’s
wedding bands, with a dash of
go-go beats and hip-hop.
(0117 926 5978) tonight
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Rodin and the Art of
Ancient Greece
BRITISH MUSEUM, LONDON WC1
How ancient Greek sculpture
inspired Auguste Rodin to take
a radical new direction, with a
selection of the French sculptor’s
works – including The Thinker and
The Kiss (left) – shown alongside
some of the Parthenon sculptures
that he admired, as well as
objects from his own collection
of antiquities. The show features
original plaster, bronze and
marble examples on loan from
the Musée Rodin in Paris.
(020 7323 8181) to 29 Jul
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ENERGY
Power firm CEO in spotlight
over £75m deal with son’s firm
By Ravender Sembhy
The chief executive of UK Power
Networks has come under scrutiny
after the firm was forced to order
an investigation into a multimillionpound contract awarded to
a company in which his son
is a senior director.
The company, which is
responsible for delivering
electricity to South East
England, asked KPMG
to carry out a “forensic investigation” after a whistleblower raised concerns over
CEO Basil Scarsella’s family ties.
The investigation related to an IT
contract, understood to be worth
£75m, awarded by UK Power Net-
works to a firm called Enzen, where
Mr Scarsella’s son David is business
operations director.
The whistle-blower alleged that the
contract was awarded unfairly, citing
conflicts of interest due to the fatherson relationship, and flagged
serious problems with the
procurement process.
The individual also
q u e s t i o n e d E n z e n’s
f i n a n c i a l s t a b i l i t y,
documents show.
While KPMG found that
“no evidence of any wrongdoing by UK Power Networks
or its employees was identified”, details of the investigation are likely to
raise questions over how consumers’
money is being spent.
UK Power Networks is Britain’s
largest distribution network operator and makes its money off the back
of consumers’ energy bills.
The group raked in £1.7bn in revenue last year and made an operating
profit of £1.2bn.
The average British customer
pays £83 per year for electricity distribution costs, according to
regulator Ofgem.
UK Power Networks is owned by
CK Infrastructure, which in turn is
ultimately controlled by Hong Kong
billionaire Li Ka-shing.
Mr Scarsella (inset) was once on
Fifa’s executive committee. His son
David is an-ex Barnsley goalkeeper.
UK Power Networks said in a
statement: “Independent asses-
sors reporting to our chairman of
the audit committee have investigated this allegation and found
no evidence of any wrongdoing
by UK Power Networks or any of
its employees.
“The independent report was subsequently reviewed by the board of
UK Power Networks and the matter
has been closed.”
The company went on to stress
that Mr Scarsella had declared a
conflict of interest to the board and
“removed himself from the process at
an early stage”.
KPMG declined to comment.
Enzen could not be reached
for comment.
Regulator Ofgem has
been made aware of
KPMG’s investigation but is not
thought to be taking any further
action. A spokesman for Ofgem
said: “We cannot comment on
the allegation.”
EMPLOYMENT
Deliveroo
riders get
free accident
insurance
By Kalyeena Makortoff
Quote of
the day
The discounters,
online fashion
retailers, food
retailers and
small, niche
retailers are
posting strong
results and
maintaining
their margins
James Sawley
HSBC’s head of retail
and leisure
Deliveroo is spending £10m to equip
35,000 riders with free accident insurance, but said further benefits
risk classifying self-employed workers as staff.
Riders in 12 countries, including
the UK, will be automatically enrolled in an insurance package that
will cover them for up to £7,500 of
medical expenses and up to 75 per
cent of average gross income if they
are injured while working – at no cost
to themselves.
It is being touted as an improvement on the “exclusive” accident
and personal sickness and injury
cover made available to its UK food
delivery riders in December for £1.85
per week.
Deliveroo said it would like to offer
more benefits but risks being forced
to count riders as staff rather than as
self-employed workers.
Its chief executive, Will Shu, said:
“We know riders value the flexibility
The 30
Second
Briefing
INTEREST
RATES
Is an interest rate rise definitely off
the cards this week?
There is a chance interest rates
could rise, but analysts put the
Delivery riders
will be insured for
medical expenses
and lost earnings
from May GETTY
of being able to fit their work around
their life, but they also deserve security if they’re involved in an accident.
“Deliveroo will continue arguing for the law to be updated so ondemand companies can offer both
likelihood at just 10 per cent. Two
weeks ago, investors had priced
in a 90 per cent chance that rates
would rise from 0.5 per cent to
0.75 per cent.
What’s caused the change?
A flurry of weak UK economic data.
Figures published just over a week
ago showed that GDP growth slowed
sharply to 0.1 per cent in the first
quarter, down from 0.4 per cent in
the previous three months. There’s
also been weak growth figures from
the services and manufacturing
flexibility and security.” But union
representatives said the company
needs to go further.
Mick Rix, a national officer for the
GMB union, said: “Deliveroo, along
with other gig economy employers,
sectors. On top of this, there are
signs that the UK’s biggest trading
partner, the eurozone, is also
experiencing sluggish growth.
What now?
Economists have pushed back
their expectations for another rate
increase to at least August – and
possibly not until 2019. Pressure on
the Bank to raise rates has also eased
after inflation came in lower than
expected in March, at 2.5 per cent.
Stefan Koopman, market economist
at Rabobank, said: “The consensus,
must wake up to its other responsibilities and pay the national living wage
for all time worked along with holiday
and sick pay.” The accident insurance
and third party liability will come into
force in May.
which we agree with, is that there
is next to no chance of a rate rise in
this Thursday’s meeting. The firstquarter GDP figures were the nail in
the coffin.”
What would rising interest
rates mean?
For consumers, it would mean the
cost of borrowing would increase,
but earnings from savings would
also rise. In general, rising interest
rates are a sign that the economy is
doing well, and this would boost the
value of the pound.
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ECONOMICS
It’s a record – economists’ new forecast tool
Can the music
we buy tell us
about the state of
the economy? By
Fran Yeoman
“D
on’t worry, be
happy,” sang Bobby
McFerrin in 1988,
in one of the most
archetypally cheery
songs of all time. Perhaps he had
invested in the stock markets and
was protecting his assets. The
popularity of songs with joyful
themes indicates a likely rise in
share prices, according to a recent
study that claims the music we
listen to can reveal as much about
the economy’s likely trajectory as
Katy Perry
conventional methods.
kissed the
And the Bank of England’s
economy
chief economist, Andy Haldane,
goodbye in
is intrigued. In a speech at King’s
2008 GETTY
Business School last month,
the text of which was published
last week, Mr Haldane said the
Bank’s understanding of how our
Rhythm is gonna get you Songs to watch recessions go by
economy works could be improved
by drawing on the ever expanding
There have only been three
the biggest annual GDP rise of the
In September 2008, just before the
mass of data about our everyday
downturns in the UK’s real GDP since period at 5.9 per cent. That year’s
world’s financial systems imploded,
lives such as musical tastes.
1980. The first was in 1980-81, as the
bestselling single was “Mistletoe
Katy Perry was ruling the airwaves
Mr Haldane cited the The
Thatcher government used spending
and Wine”, Cliff Richard’s
with “I Kissed a Girl”.
Rhythm of the Markets, a study by
cuts in a bid to reduce inflation and
Christmas offering.
On 24 June 2016 after
California’s Claremont University.
unemployment rose to over three
On 16 September
Britain voted to leave the
Here, researchers analysed themes
million as manufacturing continued
1992, Black Wednesday,
EU, sterling fell almost
in the lyrics of songs that reached
to decline. The Police’s “Don’t Stand
sterling crashed. That
10 per cent to a 30-year
the US Billboard Top 100 and UK
so Close to Me” was the biggest single
week’s chart-topping
low, while share prices
charts and tracked the popularity
of 1980, while Abba’s Super Trouper
single was “Ebeneezer
and gilt yields also
of various themes against the ups
was the year’s biggest album.
Goode” by The Shamen,
dropped. Drake’s “One
and downs of the Nasdaq, the Dow
After that, wages rose, house
controversial because of
Dance” (inset) was at No 1
Jones and the S&P 500.
prices rocketed and the stock market
its perceived endorsement of
and A Moon Shaped Pool by
A preponderance of songs about
thrived. The peak came in 1988, with
recreational drug use.
Radiohead topped the album charts.
surprise, for example, indicated a fall
in the markets while “danceability”
suggested a rise. Its authors
for policy action – a large-scale,
45,000 firms; just before Christmas, moment”, according to Vasco
claimed to be “able to create trading
dynamic, digital focus group”.
information from the VAT returns
Carvalho, professor of macrostrategies with our music sentiment
Mr Haldane has form for
of 600,000 companies was
economics at the University of
indices that out perform traditional
attempting to increase the
added to the picture for the first
Cambridge and a fellow at the
buy-and-hold strategies in terms of
knowledge base on which the Bank’s time, producing what ONS chief
Alan Turing Institute, the UK’s
reward and risk”.
decisions are built.
economist Nick Vaughan described
national institute for data science
If Mr Haldane is on board, could
Last month, he invited singer
as “a much more detailed picture
and artificial intelligence. They
our apparently unending obsession
and left-wing activist Billy Bragg,
of how the economy is growing at a
are beginning to be “able to test
with Ed Sheeran soon be shaping
a vocal critic of policies such as
local and detailed industry level”.
interest-rate decisions?
quantitative easing, to address
The ONS has also recently begun
We are not quite there yet,
staff at Threadneedle Street.
experimenting with web scraping to
but the chief economist
But the banker’s ideas
collect consumer price information;
said he was “intrigued”
about mining our digital
it has so far managed to collect
by “non-traditional
habits for clues about
7,000 price quotes in a single day
means of revealing
our likely behaviour
for a selection of grocery items on
people’s preferences
as consumers
large supermarket websites; more
and sentiments”
combines both the
than the 6,800 prices that make up
Number of grocery
prices the ONS
such as those seen
use of data and the
its monthly Consumer Price Index
finds
each
day
by
in the Claremont
ideas of behavioural
report based on the old-school
web scraping on
study. “And why stop
economics.
approach of physical trips down
supermarket
at music?”, he asked.
The
former
is
about
the
aisles.
websites
“People’s tastes in
harnessing the enormous
Meanwhile in the US, the
books, TV and radio may
wealth of digital information
“Billion Prices Project” run by
also offer a window on their soul.
now available about almost every
the Massachusetts Institute
Could our
So too might their taste in games.”
aspect of life to inform decisionof Technology uses data from
apparently
Online multiplayer games such
making. Organisations such as the
over 1,000 online retailers in 60
unending
as World of Warcraft already have
Bank and the Office for National
countries to collect 15 million prices
obsession with
“primitive” economies, he said, that
Statistics (ONS) can now draw on
on a daily basis, producing more
are being studied by researchers
exponentially more data to produce
responsive information about the
Ed Sheeran
for what they reveal about how
their assessments of how the
prices being paid by consumers and (above) soon
people might respond to realcountry is performing.
the likely implications for inflation.
be shaping
world changes in interest rates
GDP is a good example. ONS
Until recently, economists
interest-rate
or regulation. Virtual economies
estimates of economic growth
tended to favour their theoretical
decisions?
within games could be used,
have traditionally been based on
models. Now, however, they are
Mr Haldane said, “as a test-bed
turnover information provided by
at something of a “watershed
7,000
otherwise pretty abstract and
untestable things. New sources of
data are providing opportunities in
terms of being able to understand
if the models we have in our heads
actually work.”
Behavioural economics,
meanwhile, is the in-vogue merging
of economics and psychology
that sees the consumer not as a
rational actor but as a human being
with biases, preconceptions and
emotional motivations. It is already
well established within government.
The Behavioural Insights Team,
which began life within 10 Downing
Street but has now established
itself as a separate social purpose
company with links to the Cabinet
Office, has informed policy around
numerous issues, notably including
the introduction of pension
auto-enrolment.
There are “a variety of
reasons” why economists and
central bankers are increasingly
considering the implications of
behavioural economics, according
to Antonia Jennings of public
education charity Economy.
“Everything from the inability
of mainstream institutions and
economists to predict the financial
crash of 2008 through to the
public opinion of economic experts
consistently decreasing.”
In a similar vein, polling company
Gallup recently began producing an
annual “Global Emotions Report”,
with the sales pitch: “GDP doesn’t
tell you everything”. Its researchers
interview 150,000 people in 142
countries and claim to “offer global
leaders, economists and political
scientists” insights into people’s
feelings and behaviours, telling
them more about their society’s
health and future than traditional
economic measures can alone.”
The idea of sentiment – of
Keynes’ “animal spirits” – in
economics is nothing new, but until
recently “it has always been very
difficult to try and test it”, said
Professor Carvalho. “The wealth of
new data offers at last the promise
that we can get at sentiment, at
people’s mood.”
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daily recipe
Piri piri chicken with roasted
new potatoes and peppers
Kakuro
Zygolex® In i every day
How to play Fill the white squares so that the total in each
across or down run of cells matches the total at the start
of that run. You must use the numbers from 1-9 only and
cannot repeat a number in a run. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
Find the missing words by following the RHYME, LETTERS and MEANING links
– eg, a word that rhymes with ‘cheek’, has one letter different from ‘pear’ and
has the same meaning as mountain, would be ‘peak’. Full rules at zygolex.com.
Solution, page 48
RHYME LETTERS
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19
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30
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11
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BALL
LANK
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MEANING
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CRAG
ENOUGH
TWINE
STUFF
RHYME
Futoshiki
CLING
LETTERS
9 4 3
3 9
4
Killer Sudoku No 1282
How to play Each row, column and 3 by 3 box must contain
each number (1 to 9) only once. The sum of all numbers
contained in a dotted area must match the number printed
in its top-left corner. No number can appear more than
once in a dotted area. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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11
12
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17
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How to play Find all the mines in the grid. Numbers in certain squares indicate how
many mines there are in the neighbouring squares, including diagonally touching
squares. Mines cannot be placed in squares with numbers. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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12
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∨
1
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11
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1 0
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18
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Minesweeper
16
9
4
<
How to play
Place the numbers
from 1-5 exactly
once in each row
and column. The
greater than and
less than signs
(‘>’ and ‘<’) indicate
where one cell is
greater/less than
the adjacent
cell indicated.
Solution:
minurl.co.uk/i
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✂
6
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5
7 6 2
7 6
5
Tomorrow
Courgette ribbons with ratatouille
TOUCH
5
MURDER
9
Recipe from lakeland.co.uk
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1 2
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How to play Place the numbers 1-9 once in each row, column
and bold-lined jigsaw region. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
9
HADES
4
FRAY
Jigsawdoku
Make several diagonal deep cuts through
the skin and meat of each piece of
chicken. This will allow for the rub to
penetrate the meat and the heat to reach
the bone, speeding up the cooking time.
Place all the spice rub ingredients into
a mini food processor and blend to a
smooth paste.
Place the scored chicken portions into
a bowl, pour in the rub and coat the meat
well, pushing the paste into all the cuts.
Set to one side and leave to marinate for
at least 15 to 20 minutes.
While the chicken is marinating, set a
pan of lightly salted water on the hob and
partly cook the potatoes for four to five
minutes. Drain and set to one side.
Preheat the oven to 220°C/gas 7.
Heat the vegetable oil in a cast-iron
casserole over a low to medium heat on
the hob. Lift the chicken pieces from the
marinade, shake off any excess back into
the bowl and retain for later. Add the
chicken pieces to the hot oil, sear on
all sides for four to five minutes then
transfer to a plate.
Add any retained marinade to the
casserole, add the potatoes and peppers
and coat everything in the pan juices.
Return the seared chicken pieces to
the casserole, combining them with the
vegetables. Season well with salt and
place into the oven to roast for 25 to
30 minutes or until the chicken is
cooked through.
Sprinkle over some freshly torn
oregano and take to the table for serving
in the cast-iron casserole.
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SERVES 4
For the spice rub
4 long red chillies, mild to medium heat,
seeds removed, roughly chopped
3 cloves garlic, chopped
25g root ginger, chopped
1tsp salt
2tsp smoked paprika
1tsp dried oregano
1tsp dried thyme
2tbsp olive oil
3tbsp lemon juice
4
11
4
4 chicken portions on the bone
600g small new potatoes
2tbsp vegetable oil
2 red & 2 yellow peppers, cut into chunks
Salt, to season
Fresh oregano, to garnish
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IQ
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Maths Puzzle
Codeword No 2003
How to play Fill the empty squares with
numbers that will make the across and
down calculations produce the results
shown in the grey squares. Each numeral
from 1 to 9 must only appear once. The
calculations should be performed from
left to right and top to bottom, rather than
in strict mathematical order.
How to play The numbers in the grid correspond to the letters of the alphabet.
Solve the puzzle and fill in the letters in the key as you discover them.
Three letters are provided to give you a start. The solution will be printed in
tomorrow’s paper, the solution to yesterday’s codeword is on page 48.
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2 Lubricate (3)
3 Small car (9)
4 Soon (4)
5 Second-hand (4)
6 Become silent
(Informal) (4,2)
10 Self-willed (9)
11 Broken-off piece (8)
13 Over there (6)
16 Domesticated (4)
17 Mexican snack (4)
20 Arrest (Informal) (3)
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Solution to yesterday’s Concise Crossword
ACROSS 1 Marshal, 5 Lore (Martial law), 7 Ample, 8 Nascent, 10 Operate, 11 Gaffe,
13 Benevolence, 17 Mitre, 18 Panache, 20 Despair, 22 Noose, 23 Dash, 24 Leather.
DOWN 1 Meadow, 2 Represent, 3 Hyena, 4 Lance corporal, 5 Lasagne, 6 Rue, 9 Trek,
12 Facecloth, 14 Eyewash, 15 Amid, 16 Meteor, 19 Ninja, 21 Spa.
Today’s other puzzles Cryptic Crossword, page 22;
Five-Clue Cryptic, page 11; One-Minute Wijuko, page 27
Puzzle solutions See page 48 and minurl.co.uk/i
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Tomorrow: Easier
Concise Crossword No 2325
ACROSS
1 Lavatory
(Informal) (3)
3 Cleansing agent (4)
7 Grown-ups (6)
8 Sycophant
(Informal) (6)
9 Vodka and tomato
juice drink (6,4)
12 Reliable (6)
14 Gripping tool (6)
15 Jewellery item (6,4)
18 Martial art (6)
19 Long-tailed
primate (6)
21 Hemispherical
roof (4)
22 Wager (3)
How to play Each numeral from 1 to 9 must
appear (once only) in the squares forming the
red letter i. Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
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How to play
Convert the word
at the top of the
ladder into the
word at the bottom
of it, using only
the four rungs
in between. On
each rung, you
must put a valid
four-letter word
that is identical
to the word above
it, apart from a
one-letter change.
There may be more
than one way of
achieving this.
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A, B and C exactly once in each row and
column. Each row and column has two
blank cells. The letters at the edge of a row/
column indicate which of the letters is the
first/last to appear in that row/column.
Solution: minurl.co.uk/i
C
C
A
B
A
A
B
A
A
C
A
A
C
Word Wheel
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words of three or more letters, each
including the letter at centre of the wheel,
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RACING
Knee injury
puts brakes on
Enable’s return
By Jon Freeman
RACING EDITOR
Enable’s much-anticipated return to
action this summer has been delayed
following a training setback.
John G osden’s world’s best
three-year-old filly of 2017 had
been expected to reappear in the
Coronation Cup at Epsom on 1 June,
but will not be racing again until
August at the earliest.
Teddy Grimthorpe (below), racing
manager to owner Khalid Abdullah,
reported yesterday that Enable had
some filling in her knee, which is
being fully investigated.
“The advice we have is that, given
reasonable circumstances, she
should be ready to run in August as
a preparation for the Prix de l’Arc de
Triomphe,” he added.
Enable’s Arc romp
last October was the
climax to a brilliant
year, a fifth Group
One success in
a row following
wins in the Epsom
Oaks, the Irish
Oaks, the King
George VI and Queen
Elizabeth Stakes and the
Yorkshire Oaks.
She will be sorely missed at Royal
Ascot next month when everybody
was so much looking forward to her
intended showdown with stablemate
Cracksman, last year’s champion
colt, in this year’s King George.
That clash of the titans may now
take place instead in the Arc, with
all roads for both outstanding fouryear-olds leading to Longchamp on 7
October. For the racing fan, this is like
a kid being told Christmas has been
postponed until April.
It will surely be worth waiting
for if it finally happens, but those
cynical old bookmakers have their
doubts: Enable drifted from 5-2 to
as much as 5-1 when her setback was
made known.
top
tips
BEST BET
Acclaim The Nation
(3.55pm, Thirsk)
Nicely treated on best form. Too
keen last time, ready to strike now.
NEXT BEST
Blazing Saddles
(3.20pm, Thirsk)
Didn’t progress in better race
after promising debut. Worth
another chance here.
ANTE-POST
Stargazer continues to attract
support for Friday’s Chester
Cup and is now 7-1 favourite in
some lists.
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56101- CONNA CROSS J Farrelly 7 12 0......................................... James Best
3
P6/56- KINGS LAD (D) C Tizzard 11 11 12.......................... T Scudamore T
4
1/16P- PERFECT TIMING N Mulholland 10 11 11.............H Reed (5) C
5
1P/1P- ABOVE BOARD (D)(BF) Jonjo O’Neill 7 11 11........A Coleman
6
P5P11- ADMIRAL’S SECRET V Dartnall 7 11 7.................C Shoemark T
7
6/45P- LIP SERVICE F O’Brien 9 11 5...........................................P Brennan H
8
/5PPP- CASPER KING (C) P Hobbs 7 11 4...................................R Johnson B
9
/3222- INNOCENT GIRL (D) H Fry 9 11 3............................ K Edgar (3) H,T
10 12616- TRIPLE CHIEF (CD)(BF) J Frost 7 11 1..... Bryony Frost (3) C
11
64/16- DARK MAHLER Emma Lavelle 7 11 0........................N Scholfield
12 11P33- BREDON HILL LAD (C) S Gardner 11 10 7 ..Sean Houlihan (5) C,T
- 12 declared BETTING: 5-1 Admiral’s Secret, 11-2 Innocent Girl, 6-1 Conna Cross, 8-1
Above Board, Triple Chief, Dark Mahler, 10-1 others.
6.50
7.20
FAKENHAM
GOOD
SNELLINGS NORFOLK NATIONAL HANDICAP CHASE
(CLASS 3) £31,800 added 3m 5f
1
2433P- COURT KING (BF) P Bowen 7 11 12.................................. S Bowen H
2
/74P5- SET LIST D Skelton 9 11 10..........................................................D England
3
/5700- SOME KINDA LAMA C Mann 7 11 9...................H Bannister B,T
4
13333- EMERALD ROSE (C) J S Smith 11 11 6 ........................... M Grant C
5
21274- WASHED ASHORE Jonjo O’Neill 7 11 5...................R McLernon
6
47575- NO BUTS D Bridgwater 10 11 4.............................................H Stock (5)
7
44213- CAP HORNER J W Mullins 6 11 4....................................A Thornton
8
F7P77- MERCERS COURT (C) N King 10 11 4....Miss G Andrews (3)
9
3F415- GROVE SILVER (BF) Jennie Candlish 9 11 3 .......S Quinlan V
10 55211- HEDGEINATOR Christian Williams 8 11 3....... J Bowen (3) C
11 P211P- TALK OF THE SOUTH (D)(BF) P Henderson 9 10 11...T J O’Brien
12 3265P- SHINOOKI (C) A Hales 11 10 9..............................................C Deutsch C
13 13472- FRANK N FAIR Z Davison 10 10 6...........Miss Page Fuller (5)
- 13 declared BETTING: 4-1 Hedgeinator, 6-1 Cap Horner, 8-1 Grove Silver, Court King,
Emerald Rose, 10-1 Washed Ashore, Talk Of The South, 12-1 others.
3.45
FORM VERDICT
HEDGEINATOR has improved plenty since joining Christian Williams’
yard and talented conditional rider James Bowen has struck up a good
rapport with the eight-year-old. Shaping like an out-and-out stayer over
3m at Ludlow and 3m2f at Sedgefield, he looks to have been saved for
this and should go well from the front under a nice racing weight. Grove
Silver won well at Carlisle two starts back and is interesting going back
up in trip, likewise Court King and Emerald Rose.
LUDLOW
7.00
GOOD TO FIRM
RACING UK ON YOUTUBE NOVICE STAKES (CLASS 3) 3YO
£15,000 added 1m 4f
BARTHOLOMEU DIAS C Hills 9 8..................................P Hanagan 6
HINDE STREET J Gosden 9 8....................................................R Havlin 5
LUCKY DEAL M Johnston 9 8......................................P J McDonald 8
BLAZING SADDLES R Beckett 9 2..................Daniel Tudhope 4
CALIBURN H Palmer 9 2.....................................Josephine Gordon 3
COLENSO A Balding 9 2 .................................................................Doubtful 7
GREAT BEYOND R Charlton 9 2..................................K Shoemark 2
WARDADDY K Dalgleish 9 2 ........................................ P Mulrennan 1
- 8 declared BETTING: 7-4 Hinde Street, 5-2 Bartholomeu Dias, 5-1 Blazing Saddles,
7-1 Lucky Deal, 10-1 Great Beyond, 12-1 Caliburn, 25-1 Wardaddy.
3.20
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8
Yorkshire’s ready
for another Grand
gesture with a bid
to start the Vuelta
because it would be a marvellous
thing for the county and would
After the latest successful staging of continue building on the legacy of the
the Tour de Yorkshire, organisers are 2014 Tour de France.
already looking for the next major
“If you think about the bigger
cycling event to be held in the region. picture, we’d then be the only place
And talks are underway for the in the world [apart from Spain
county to host the start of the Vuelta and France]that’s had the world
a Espana – one of the three Grand championships, the start of the Tour
Tours of cycling, alongside the Tour de France and the Vuelta.”
de France and Giro d’Italia.
While no year has been
When Yorkshire hosted
revealed, Verity said
the Tour de France’s
that Vuelta director
Grand Depart in
Javier Guillen was in
2014, fans in the
Yorkshireforthreedays
region managed to
lastweek.“Wecanoffer
plus spectators
ge n e ra t e a t o t a l
stunning backdrops
watched the Tour de
revenue of £102miland fantastic crowds,
Yorkshire over four
lion as more than 2.5
he’s been able to
days of the men’s
million people lined
see
that for himself,”
race and two days
the route.
added Verity.
for the women
And Welcome to YorkMore than two million
shire chief executive Sir
spectators watched the latGary Verity, who brought the Tour
est Tour de Yorkshire over four
to the county four years ago, said days, with Belgian Greg van Avertalks had been going on with Vuelta maet winning the overall men’s race
organisers “for many months”.
and the American Megan Guarnier
“We want to bring the Vuelta sealing the women’s race which was
here and they’re happy to have that contested over two days.
conversation,” said Verity, who has
Frenchman Stéphane Rossetto,
also helped secure the 2019 UCI who won the final stage on Sunday,
Road World Championships in said the race was “like being on the
Yorkshire and remains confi- Tour de France” due to the number of
dent the Tour de France will fans. He added: “This race has more
return in the next few years. He and more value and has history now.”
said: “We would like to get the Vuelta –it has amazing crowds.
By Gareth Cox
2m
GOING:GOOD
PINCKNEY’S GIN HANDICAP CHASE (CLASS 4)
£11,000 added 2m
1
2P122- NIGHTFLY (D)(BF) C Longsdon 7 11 12.....Jonathan Burke T
2
35P52- TRUCKERS HIGHWAY (CD) J Groucott 9 11 10.. L Edwards
3
312/6- KING SPIRIT (D) Tom Lacey 10 11 8................................. R T Dunne
4
/712P- DIAMOND ROCK Henry Oliver 7 11 5............................. J M Davies
5
123/3- MYROUNDORURS (D) R Dickin 8 11 3..............................C Poste H
6
P0/7P- ALLOW DALLOW (D) N Evans 11 11 1......Rob Williams (3) C
7
P0975- BOXER BEAT Lady S Brooke 11 10 11........ Miss L Brooke (7)
8
413B3- BAJARDO (D) Miss E Baker 10 10 10..........................B J Powell T
9
P6363- WALDEN PRINCE (D) S Leech 11 10 8........Brodie Hampson (5) T,V
10 1/PPP- RIVER PURPLE (CD) Lady S Brooke 11 10 5.......Miss L M Turner (7) T
11 45514- JACKTHEJOURNEYMAN (D) T R Gretton 9 10 2 .............................
........................................................................................................S Twiston-Davies C,T
12 P67P3- DAVERON (C) R J Price 10 10 0 ................................................. A Wedge
13 167UP- ACCESSALLAREAS (D) S-J Davies 13 10 0....R Patrick (5) C
- 13 declared BETTING: 3-1 Nightfly, 4-1 Truckers Highway, 7-1 Myroundorurs, 8-1
Diamond Rock, Jackthejourneyman, 10-1 Bajardo, 12-1 King Spirit, 14-1
Walden Prince, Daveron, 16-1 others.
AWARDS CHASE (NOVICES’ LIMITED HANDICAP)
(CLASS 3) £13,000 added 2m 4f
1
11120- MONBEG LEGEND (D)(BF) N Henderson 8 11 8...............................
............................................................................................................................N De Boinville
2
111/P- SAN SATIRO (D)(BF) P Nicholls 7 11 1..............................H Cobden
3
/9640- SUMKINDOFKING T R George 7 11 1..........Jonathan Burke T
4
24866- SOLATENTIF C Tizzard 8 11 1..................S Twiston-Davies B,T
5
32423- BACH DE CLERMONT E Williams 7 10 10 .................... A Wedge
- 5 declared BETTING: 2-1 Bach De Clermont, 5-2 Sumkindofking, 4-1 Monbeg Legend,
San Satiro, 10-1 Solatentif.
6.30
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CYCLING
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FORM VERDICT
HINDE STREET defied long, and quite surprising given connections,
odds of 25/1 when overcoming greenness to win comfortably on his
racecourse debut over 1m2f at Lingfield and, almost certain to improve
for this extra quarter of a mile, he gets the vote to double up. Other
winners Bartholomeu Dias and Lucky Deal both warrant plenty of
respect, while Great Beyond is expected to step forward from his debut
showing at Nottingham.
Puzzle solutions
Racing results
AYR
Going: Good
2.10 (2m5f91yds h’cap hdle): FINAL
REMINDER (G Cockburn 10-1) 1;
Devils Water (10-1) 2; Petite Ganache
(5-1F) 3; Green Tikkana (20-1) 4. 19
ran. 11/4l, 23/4l, 13/4l. (N Alexander).
NR: Top Billing. 2.45 (2m mdn hdle):
RETURN TICKET (B Hughes 11-10F)
1; Swaffham Bulbeck (9-4) 2; An
Fear Ciuin (8-1) 3. 8 ran. 6l, 31/2l.
(Ruth Jefferson). NRs: Beach Break,
Geordielandgangsta. 3.20 (2m mdn
hdle): SHANKILL CASTLE (B Hughes
20-1) 1; Leostar (3-1) 2; Karamoko (9-2)
3. Captiva Island 6-4F. 10 ran. 11/4l,
11/4l. (R M Smith). 3.55 (3m20yds
nov ch): MILES TO MILAN (A Coleman
6-4) 1; Clondaw Kaempfer (4-6F) 2;
Imperial Prince (12-1) 3. 4 ran. 11/4l,
14l. (Olly Murphy). 4.30 (3m70yds
h’cap hdle): TYRELL (J Colliver 6-1)
1; Traditional Dancer (7-1) 2; Native
Optimist (33-1) 3. Volcanic 10-3F.
9 ran. shd, 7l. (M Hammond).
NRs: Imada, Man With Van. 5.05
(2m4f100yds nov hdle): WEEBILL
(A Coleman 5-6F) 1; Bialco (11-8) 2;
Expresstime (50-1) 3. 6 ran. 7l, 25l.
(Olly Murphy). NR: Left Back.
5.35
(2m4f110yds
h’cap
ch):
MARTILOO (H Brooke 5-2) 1; Ulis
De Vassy (9-2) 2; Angus Milan (9-2)
3. Rainy City 6-4F. 5 ran. 14l, 3/4l.
(Miss P Robson). NRs: Gold Opera,
Lough Derg Jewel. 6.10 (2m nh flat):
FINAWN BAWN (A Coleman 9-4)
1; Leather Belly (22-1) 2; Glinger
Flame (15-8F) 3. 10 ran. 8l, shd. (Olly
Murphy). NR: Lily’s Gem.
Placepot: £123.30. Quadpot: £44.30.
BATH
Going: Good to firm
2.15 (5f10yds nov): SIGNORA
CABELLO (S De Sousa 11-4) 1; New
Queen (8-1) 2; Queen Shaahd (7-2)
3. Karalini 5-2F. 10 ran. 1/2l, nk. (J J
Quinn). NR: Quick.
2.50
(5f160yds
h’cap):
MOOROVERTHEBRIDGE (O Murphy
3-1F) 1; Fantasy Justifier (18-1) 2;
Spellmaker (25-1) 3. 10 ran. 11/2l, 2l.
(Grace Harris). NRs: Hit The Lights,
Prominna.
3.25 (5f160yds h’cap): CATHEADANS
The peleton rides
through the village
of Great Crakehall
during day three of the
Tour de Yorkshire on
Saturday PA
FURY (F Norton 9-2) 1; Dreams Of
Glory (10-3F) 2; Whispering Soul (9-1)
3. 9 ran. 3/4l, 1l. (M Bosley). NRs:
Divine Call, Spirit of Zebedee.
4.00 (5f10yds nov): BARBILL (C
Bishop 5-1) 1; Ginger Nut (7-4F) 2;
Five Amarones (7-2) 3. 9 ran. 4l, 3/4l.
(M Channon). NR: Clevedon.
4.35 (5f160yds h’cap): TRICKSY
SPIRIT (C Bishop 9-2) 1; Kimifive (121) 2; Wafeer (3-1F) 3. 8 ran. shd, nk. (M
Channon). NR: Bezos.
5.10 (5f10yds h’cap): SPOT LITE (O
Murphy 9-1) 1; Cent Flying (11-10F)
2; Rio Santos (12-1) 3. 7 ran. ns, 1/2l.
(B Millman).
5.45 (5f10yds h’cap): KING CRIMSON
(C Bishop 11-4F) 1; Met By Moonlight
(7-1) 2; Mighty Zip (25-1) 3. 9 ran. 1/2l,
3
/4l. (J Butler). NRs: Dramatic Voice,
Fareeq.
Jackpot: Not won, pool of £6,689.21
carried over. Placepot: £42.70.
Quadpot: £7.10.
KEMPTON
Going: Good
1.45 (2m nov hdle): ESKENDASH (R
Johnson 6-5F) 1; Choix Des Armes
(9-4) 2; Movie Set (5-2) 3. 7 ran. 6l, 6l.
(Mrs P Sly). 2.20 (2m4f110yds nov ch):
AMOUR DE NUIT (S Twiston-Davies
5-6F) 1; Another Stowaway (9-4) 2;
Wishfull Dreaming (3-1) 3. 3 ran. 5l,
45l. (P Nicholls).
2.55 (3m110yds nov hdle): SECRET
INVESTOR (S Twiston-Davies 5-4F)
1; Oakley Hall (5-2) 2; Always On
The Ball (25-1) 3. 5 ran. 8l, 31l. (P
Nicholls). 3.30 (3m h’cap ch): BUGSIE
MALONE (T Cannon 5-2F) 1; Minella
Daddy (9-2) 2; Buster Thomas (7-2) 3.
6 ran. 13/4l, nk. (C Gordon). NR: Vino
Griego. 4.05 (2m5f h’cap hdle): FAINT
HOPE (L Heard 9-1) 1; Spin A Yarn
(4-1CF) 2; Fixed Rate (8-1) 3. Rothman
4-1CF, North Hill 4-1CF. 9 ran. 11/2l,
1l. (Grace Harris). 4.40 (2m2f h’cap
ch): IMPERIAL PRESENCE (R Johnson
7-2) 1; Ashoka (5-1) 2; Vaniteux (5-1) 3.
Peter The Mayo Man 5-2F. 8 ran. 7l,
17l. (P Hobbs). 5.15 (2m h’cap hdle):
CANOODLE (D Crosse 5-2) 1; Cascaye
(10-1) 2; Grania O’Malley (9-2) 3. Holly
Flight 9-4F. 9 ran. 1l, 5l. (H Morrison).
NR: She’s Gina.
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Down: 1 Static, 2 Yachts*
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49
TENNIS
Sharapova back in
the groove as she
reaches the last 16
Astana apology
to race marshal
after near-miss
By Jack De Menezes
Cycling team Astana have said
that they are “deeply sorry” after
disaster was narrowly averted
during Sunday’s Tour de Yorkshire
when a volunteer had to take evasive
action to avoid being run over by one
of the team’s support cars.
Footage of the incident emerged
showing race marshal Philip
Sullivan running away from the
traffic island where he was stationed, a split-second before the car
ploughed through it.
Mr Sullivan said on Sunday that
he was “shaken but unhurt” by the
incident, which took place on the final
stage in Leeds. Addressing the near-
miss, Astana said yesterday that
they were attempting to contact Mr
Sullivan in order to
apologise personally.
“We’re deeply sorry about the
incident with our team car,” an
Astana spokesperson said.
“The sport director driving the car
contacted the race organiser directly
after the race to send our apologies.
We’re trying to get in touch with the
marshal as well. We’re sorry and
want this to never happen again.”
Former world No 1 Maria
Sharapova recorded back-toback wins for the first time since
January to book her place in the
last 16 of the Madrid Open.
The Russian cruised to a 7-5,
6-1 victory over Irina-Camelia
Begu and afterwards spoke of
the readjustments she has had
to make following an arm injury
and a change of coach.
“It just took time for me
re-evaluate where I was, where
my body was,” Sharapova
said in her post-match press
Maria Sharapova is back on course
conference. Sharapova has
after injury and a change of coach
returned to former coach
Thomas Hogstedt after splitting
in the semi-final of the 2017
with Sven Groeneveld.
Porsche Tennis Grand Prix in
She added: “I also made
Sharapova’s first tournament
changes within my team;
following a 15-month ban due to
especially in that period of time,
an anti-doping rule violation.
it was not easy.
Second seed Caroline
“There’s never a
Wozniacki staged a
bad time to make
thrilling late comeback
a good change.
to beat Ashleigh Barty
You do hope that
6-2, 4-6, 6-4.
those changes
The Australian
Ashleigh Barty’s
lead to better
Open champion
lead in the final set
things and
found
herself staring
before Caroline
good things.
at defeat at 4-2 in
Wozniacki battled
back to win
“It’s not
the final set but won
6-2, 4-6, 6-4
because the past
four in a row to prevail
necessarily wasn’t
in two hours and five
working, but because
minutes and will face former
you believe that there could be
French Open semi-finalist Kiki
better things to come.”
Bertens, who beat Anastasija
Sharapova now faces
Sevastova 6-1, 6-4.
Kristina Mladenovic, who was
Mladenovic was taken to three
runner-up in Madrid last year
sets by Shuai Zhang, eventually
and victorious over the Russian
winning 6-4, 4-6, 6-3. PA
4-2
Results Service
CRICKET
SPECSAVERS COUNTY CH’SHIP DIVISION ONE
Lancashire v Somerset, Emirates Old Trafford:
Lancashire(11pts)drewwithSomerset(10pts)
Somerset won toss
SOMERSET — First Innings 429 (Bartlett 110,
Trescothick 100, Abell 99)
LANCASHIRE — First Innings 492 (Vilas 235no,
Jennings 109, Clark 50, Abell 4-43)
SOMERSET — Second Innings 51-0
Second Innings Contd
M T Renshaw c Bailey b Parkinson......................... 20
†S M Davies c Croft b Parkinson............................... 54
G A Bartlett lbw b Anderson ............................................6
J C Hildreth lbw b Parkinson.........................................26
*T B Abell lbw b Parkinson .............................................13
L Gregory c Livingstone b Mennie ..........................13
C Overton lbw b Bailey..........................................................5
M J Leach b Parkinson........................................................ 66
T D Groenewald not out................................................... 36
P A van Meekeren not out ................................................. 0
Extras (b12 lb10 nb8)...................................................................30
Total (for 8 dec, 93 overs) .................................. 269
Fall: 1-51, 2-67, 3-113, 4-120, 5-143, 6-145, 7-197,
8-266.
Did Not Bat: M E Trescothick.
Bowling: T E Bailey 15-7-33-1, J M Anderson
17-6-46-1, M W Parkinson 31-6-101-5, L S Livingstone 14-4-25-0, J M Mennie 11-4-24-1, J
Clark 5-0-18-0.
Umpires: Nicholas Cook and Benjamin Debenham.
Nottinghamshire v Hampshire, Trent Bridge:
Nottinghamshire(22pts)beatHampshire(4pts)
by203runs Nottinghamshire won toss
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE — First Innings 302
(Patel 73, Wessels 54, Edwards 4-84)
HAMPSHIRE — First Innings 223 (Amla 69,
McManus 66)
NOTTINGHAMSHIRE — Second Innings 389-9
dec. (Mullaney 130, Taylor 83, Libby 54)
HAMPSHIRE — Second Innings 111-3 (Weatherley 56)
Second Innings Contd
H M Amla c Taylor b Ball................................................112
C P Wood b Ball.........................................................................13
R R Rossouw c Wessels b Broad ..................................7
L A Dawson lbw b Gurney ..................................................8
†L D McManus c Moores b Broad................................2
K J Abbott c Wessels b Ball ............................................10
B Wheal c Taylor b Gurney................................................2
F H Edwards not out .............................................................. 0
Extras (b9 lb18 nb6).......................................................................33
Total (108.5 overs) .............................................. 265
Fall: 1-82, 2-82, 3-93, 4-112, 5-151, 6-191, 7-236,
8-241, 9-257.
Bowling: J T Ball 23.5-9-64-3, S C J Broad 21-557-3, S R Patel 21-9-23-1, L J Fletcher 13-3-32-0,
H F Gurney 28-8-57-3, C D Nash 2-0-5-0.
Umpires: Robert Bailey and Peter Hartley.
Surrey v Worcestershire, The Kia Oval: Surrey
(9pts)drewwithWorcestershire(11pts)
Surrey won toss
SURREY — First Innings 434 (Burns 193,
Foakes 72, Leach 4-96)
WORCESTERSHIRE — First Innings 469-6
(Clarke 157, Fell 88, Mitchell 81, Head 50)
First Innings Contd
E Barnard c & b Virdi.......................................................... 66
B J Twohig c Patel b Virdi.....................................................9
*J Leach c Borthwick b Virdi......................................... 18
J C Tongue c & b Virdi.............................................................9
C A J Morris not out................................................................ 0
Extras (lb8 w3 nb14) .....................................................................25
Total (158.4 overs) .............................................. 526
Fall: 1-48, 2-139, 3-256, 4-336, 5-336, 6-460,
7-475, 8-505, 9-523.
Bowling: S M Curran 21-4-62-1, R Clarke 33-1090-2, A Virdi 41.4-7-105-6, C McKerr 16-1-76-1,
R Patel 17-3-57-0, S C Meaker 22-1-93-0, S G
Borthwick 8-0-35-0.
Surrey — Second Innings
*R J Burns c Barnard b Twohig.................................. 30
M D Stoneman lbw b Morris........................................ 20
S G Borthwick not out.........................................................82
R Patel c Head b Morris .....................................................25
†B T Foakes not out...............................................................11
Extras (b3 nb2)........................................................................................5
Total (for 3 dec, 60 overs) .................................. 173
Fall: 1-38, 2-74, 3-136.
Did Not Bat: O J Pope, S M Curran, R Clarke, C
McKerr, S C Meaker, A Virdi.
Bowling: J Leach 4-2-11-0, J C Tongue 8-2-28-0,
B J Twohig 22-3-62-1, T M Head 16-5-36-0, C A
J Morris 6-1-21-2, B L D’Oliveira 3-0-12-0, D K
H Mitchell 1-1-0-0.
Umpires: Jeffrey Evans and Alexander Wharf.
DIVISION TWO
Durham v Leicestershire, Emirates Riverside:
Durham(18pts)beatLeicestershire(6pts)by
46runs
Durham won toss
LEICESTERSHIRE — First Innings 440 (Cosgrove 75, Horton 75, Carberry 73, Dexter 70no)
DURHAM — First Innings 184 (Clark 64,
Griffiths 4-34)
DURHAM — Second Innings 233-1 (Markram
94)
Second Innings Contd
C T Steel lbw b Raine........................................................... 86
W R Smith c Dexter b Griffiths.................................. 74
G Clark c Ackermann b Parkinson............................25
*P D Collingwood c Ackermann b Griffiths ....15
M J Richardson c Dexter b Griffiths.......................... 0
†S W Poynter lbw b Griffiths........................................13
W J Weighell b Griffiths ................................................... 38
N J Rimmington c Horton b Griffiths...................... 0
B J McCarthy c & b Ackermann................................. 16
C Rushworth not out...............................................................2
Extras (b18 lb8 nb14)...................................................................40
Total (129.4 overs) ..............................................403
Fall: 1-152, 2-265, 3-309, 4-323, 5-325, 6-330,
7-345, 8-345, 9-386.
Bowling: V R Aaron 22-0-102-0, B A Raine 31-771-1, G T Griffiths 21.4-6-49-6, N J Dexter 14-341-0, C F Parkinson 37-12-101-2, M A Carberry
2-0-7-0, C N Ackermann 2-0-6-1.
Leicestershire — Second Innings
*M A Carberry lbw b Weighell ....................................22
P J Horton c Collingwood b Rushworth.................9
C N Ackermann lbw b Rushworth ...............................5
M J Cosgrove c Smith b Weighell.............................10
L J Hill lbw b Rushworth.......................................................5
N J Dexter b Weighell ..........................................................21
†E J Eckersley c Poynter b Weighell ......................15
B A Raine c Markram b Weighell................................. 4
C F Parkinson c Rimmington b Weighell............. 4
G T Griffiths not out ................................................................1
V R Aaron lbw b Weighell .................................................. 0
Extras (b1 lb4)..........................................................................................5
Total (29.5 overs) .................................................101
Fall: 1-19, 2-29, 3-40, 4-47, 5-61, 6-79, 7-95,
8-100, 9-101.
Bowling: C Rushworth 7.2-4-12-3, N J Rimmington 7-0-31-0, W J Weighell 9.5-1-32-7, W
R Smith 3.4-1-7-0, B J McCarthy 2-0-14-0.
Umpires: Neil Bainton and Paul Pollard.
Sussex v Middlesex, Hove: Sussex (22pts)beat
Middlesex(4pts)by3wickets
Middlesex won toss
MIDDLESEX — First Innings 230 (Holden
84no, Robinson 7-58)
SUSSEX — First Innings 323 (Finch 103, Robinson 52, Harris 5-86)
MIDDLESEX — Second Innings 322 (Malan 119,
Gubbins 107, Briggs 4-70, Wiese 4-70)
SUSSEX — Second Innings 35-2
Second Innings Contd
S van Zyl c Robson b Cartwright.............................. 45
D R Briggs c Cartwright b Rayner ............................39
H Z Finch c Simpson b Harris......................................11
L J Wright c & b Cartwright.............................................. 0
*†B C Brown not out........................................................... 65
M G K Burgess lbw b Malan ...........................................22
O E Robinson not out .........................................................10
Extras (b8 lb6 w2 nb2).................................................................18
Total (for 7, 73.3 overs)....................................... 232
Fall: 1-11, 2-24, 3-113, 4-125, 5-125, 6-128, 7-215.
Did Not Bat: D Wiese, G H S Garton.
Bowling: T J Murtagh 13-4-24-0, J A R Harris
19.3-3-74-3, O P Rayner 20-6-51-1, T E Barber
10-1-37-0, H W R Cartwright 7-2-17-2, D J Malan
4-0-15-1.
Umpires: David Millns and Jonathan Blades.
TOUR MATCH
Northamptonshire v Pakistan, Northampton:
PakistanbeatNorthamptonshireby9wickets
Northamptonshire won toss
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE — First Innings 259
(Rossington 90, Khan 6-77)
PAKISTAN — First Innings 428 (Shafiq 186no,
Sohail 79, Azam 57, Crook 4-89, Keogh 4-111)
NORTHAMPTONSHIRE — Second Innings
240-5 (Cobb 52)
Second Innings Contd
*R I Newton lbw b Abbas .............................................. 118
R I Keogh b Abbas.....................................................................23
S P Crook lbw b Abbas ........................................................... 0
R Vasconcelos not out....................................................... 24
B A Hutton lbw b Khan...........................................................6
G Wade lbw b Khan.................................................................. 0
Extras (b1 lb3 w5 nb2).................................................................11
Total (95.5 overs).................................................301
Fall: 1-35, 2-48, 3-57, 4-113, 5-207, 6-270, 7-270,
8-279, 9-301.
Bowling: Mohammad Amir 14-3-37-0, Mohammad Abbas 18-3-62-4, Shadab Khan 31.5-6-804, Asad Shafiq 2-0-5-0, Haris Sohail 7-0-21-0,
Rahat Ali 13-2-53-2, Faheem Ashraf 10-2-39-0.
Pakistan — Second Innings
Azhar Ali run out....................................................................10
ul-Haq not out......................................................................... 59
Haris Sohail not out..............................................................55
Extras (b8 nb2)....................................................................................10
Total (for 1, 27 overs)..........................................134
Fall: 1-14.
DidNotBat: Asad Shafiq, Babar Azam, *†Sarfraz
Ahmed, Shadab Khan, Faheem Ashraf, Mohammad Amir, Mohammad Abbas, Rahat Ali.
Bowling: G Wade 9-0-43-0, B A Hutton 4-114-0, L Procter 3-0-22-0, R I Keogh 5-0-31-0, J
J Cobb 6-1-16-0.
Umpires: Martin Saggers and Ian Ramage.
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
PLAY-OFF SEMI-FINAL 1ST LEG
Dundee Utd (2) ........... 2 Livingston (1)..............3
Mikkelsen 3
De Vita 2
Ralston 28
Mullin 77, Pitman 80
Att 5,610
EVOSTIK PREM DIVISION PLAY-OFF FINAL
Kings Lynn Town 1 Slough 2.
BOSTIK PREMIER DIVISION PLAY-OFF FINAL
Dulwich 1 Hendon 1. AET (Dulwich win 4-3
on penalties).
FOOTBALL
NETBALL
BASKETBALL
NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-OFF
SEMI-FINALS: New Orleans 92 Golden State
118 (Golden State lead the series 3-1) Utah 87
Houston 100 (Houston lead the series 3-1).
GOLF
WELLS FARGO CHAMPIONSHIP, CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA, Final round (USA
unless stated, par 71): 272 J Day (Aus) 69 67
67 69; 274 N Watney 72 67 66 69; A Wise 68
68 70 68; 276 B DeChambeau 75 65 66 70; 277
P Mickelson 72 72 64 69; P Uihlein 72 72 62
71; P Casey (GB) 69 68 69 71.
LPGA TEXAS CLASSIC, THE COLONY, TEXAS,
Final rnd leaders (USA unless stated, par 71):
131 S Hyun Park (S Kor) 65 66; 132 L Duncan
68 64; 133 Y Liu (Chin) 67 66; 134 A Jutanugarn (Thai) 68 66; S Young Kim (S Kor) 67 67;
135 J Shin 65 70; A Ashok (India) 69 66; 136 M
Hyang Lee (S Kor) 70 66; J Stoelting 69 67; J
Young Ko (S Kor) 67 69; L Ko (NZ) 69 67.
ICE HOCKEY
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-OFF
SEMI-FINALS: San Jose 0 Vegas 3 (Vegas win
series 4-2).
MOTORSPORT
BRITISH SUPERBIKE CH’SHIP, OULTON
PARK, CHESHIRE, Round 3, Race 1: 1 L Haslam
(GB) Kawasaki 28mins 41.418secs, 2 J Dixon
(GB) Kawasaki 28:43.042, 3 S Byrne (GB) Ducati
28:47.642. Race 2:1 L Haslam (GB) Kawasaki
28mins 40.954secs, 2 J O’Halloran (A) Honda
28:41.040, 3 J Dixon (GB) Kawasaki 28:43.877.
Riders:1 L Haslam (GB) Kawasaki 115pts, 2 B
Ray (GB) Suzuki 101, 3 S Byrne (GB) Ducati 98.
Manufacturers: 1 Kawasaki 119pts, 2 Ducati
105, 3 Suzuki 101, 4 Honda 76, 5 Yamaha 57,
6 BMW 52.
VITALITY SUPERLEAGUE: Surrey Storm
70 Celtic Dragons 42-Team Bath 51 Severn
Stars 35-Manchester Thunder 56 Loughborough Lightning 62-Team Northumbria 47
UWS Sirens 42.
SPEEDWAY
PREMIERSHIP: Rye House 48 Somerset 42.
PREMIERSHIP KO CUP,Qtr-final, 1st leg:
Belle Vue 57.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA MUTUA MADRID OPEN, SPAIN,
Selected results: Men’s First round: (10) N
DJOKOVIC (Serb) bt K Nishikori (Japan) 7-5
6-4; B Paire (Fr) bt (15) L POUILLE (Fr) 6-2
6-3; M Raonic (Can) bt N Kicker (Arg) 6-3 6-2.
Women’s Second round: M Sharapova (Rus)
bt I Begu (Rom) 7-5 6-1; (2) C WOZNIACKI
(Den) bt A Barty (Aus) 6-2 4-6 6-4.
TODAY’S FIXTURES
(Football 7.45pm unless stated)
FOOTBALL
PREMIER LEAGUE
Swansea v Southampton.........................................
LADBROKES SCOTTISH PREMIERSHIP
Aberdeen v Rangers......................................................
Hamilton v St Johnstone .........................................
Partick v Motherwell ...................................................
Ross County v Dundee...............................................
FA WOMEN’S SUPER LEAGUE: Liverpool v
Man City Women (7.0).
BASKETBALL
NBA WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-OFF
SEMI-FINALS: Golden State Warriors v
New Orleans Pelicans, Houston Rockets v
Utah Jazz.
CYCLING
GIRO D’ITALIA (Italy).
UCI EUROPE TOUR:4 JOURS DE DUNKERQUE
/ GRAND PRIX DES HAUTS DE FRANCE
(France).
ICE HOCKEY
NHL WESTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-OFF
SEMI-FINALS: Vegas v San Jose.
NHL EASTERN CONFERENCE PLAY-OFF
SEMI-FINALS: Boston v Tampa Bay.
TENNIS
ATP & WTA MUTUA MADRID OPEN (Spain).
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CRICKET
FORMULA ONE
Wolff refuses to whistle at new
‘wife’ for Mercedes in Ricciardo
By Jack de Menezes
Toto Wolff has played down the
chances of Mercedes making a move
for Red Bull’s Daniel Ricciardo when
his contract expires at the end of
the season by claiming that he is
committed to his “three wives”
of Lewis Hamilton, Valtteri
Bottas and Esteban Ocon
for 2019.
Ricciardo (right) is the
hottest property on the
driver market for next
year but even though
Hamilton is also out of
contract, the four-time world
champion is widely expected to
remain with Mercedes.
What is less certain is who his
team-mate will be next year, with the
Silver Arrows, along with Ferrari,
keeping theiroptions open.Having won
the Chinese GP last month, Ricciardo
made it clear he will only stay with Red
Bull if they can provide him with a car
that not only wins races but competes
for the championship. Both Ferrari
and Mercedes would be the obvious
destinations should the Australian
choose to switch.
That would put the futures of
Bottas and Ferrari’s No 2, Kimi
Raikkonen, in doubt, as well
as that of Mercedes reserve
driver Ocon
Mercedes executive
director Wolff stressed
ahead of this weekend’s
Spanish GP that he will
stick with his current trio
unless plans change later in
the year. “We are not looking at
drivers outside of Mercedes because,
first of all, we need to give our support
to our two guys,” Wolff said.
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Ball and Broad
help bowl Notts to
victory and keep
them top of table
said: “It’s now a very good start to
the season. I’ve seen loads of games
Jake Ball and Stuart Broad led the of four-day cricket but that’s as
way for Nottinghamshire yesterday good a four-day win as I’ve seen for
as the league leaders defeated Hamp- a team being on the front foot all the
shire by 203 runs at Trent Bridge – way through.”
but were made to fight all the way by
Jack Leach’s career-best 66 helped
their stubborn opponents.
ensure Somerset drew their
Set an unlikely 469, the
match against Lancashire at
visitors survived until
Old Trafford.
midway through the
The result leaves Tom
final session before
Abell’s team undefeated
being bowled out for
after three matches,
265 in the County
while Lancashire are
Wickets taken
Championship Divistill searching for
by Jake Ball from
four County
sion One clash.
their first win after
Championship
South African
four games.
matches
so
far
this
batsman Hashim
However, things looked
season
Amla made 112 before
far more hopeful for the
being last out to Ball, who
home side just after lunch
took three for 64. England’s
when Somerset were 145 for six.
opening bowler, Broad,
But Leach’s 52-run stand for
and Harry Gurney each
the seventh wicket with
returned figures of
Craig Overton, and his 69three for 57.
run partnership with Tim
If early-season form
Groenewald for the eighth,
is any indicator, Ball
all but decided the result of
must surely be worth
the contest.
a place alongside Broad
Scott Borthwick (left) hit
in the England squad that
an unbeaten 82 to help guide
take on Pakistan over two
Surrey to a comfortable draw
Test matches, the first of which is
against Worcestershire at The Oval.
at Lord’s in a little over three weeks.
The home side reached 173 for
In four county matches so far, Ball three in their second innings, to finis the country’s leading wicket-taker, ish the match 81 runs in front.
with 25 scalps at an average of 15.76.
For Worcestershire, who began the
Gurney has 20 wickets to his name at game at the bottom of the Division
17.25, with Broad taking a further 10 One table with three defeats from
at 14.70, but he has played two fewer their first three fixtures, an 11-point
games than his Notts team-mates.
haul – and seeing their batsmen rack
Notts head coach Peter Moores up 526 – will do much for morale.
By Gareth Cox
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Stuart Broad celebrates after
taking the wicket of Lewis
McManus for just two during
Nottinghamshire’s 203-run
victory over Hampshire
yesterday GETTY
IRELAND
England top wish list on eve of
Ireland’s inaugural Test match
By Richard Edwards
Ireland are hopeful that the first Test
in their history will soon be followed
by another – against England, as
early as next summer.
The Irish take on Pakistan in Dublin
on Friday, to open a new sporting
chapter for a country that has made
a habit of handing out bloody noses
to some of world cricket’s biggest
names in recent years.
Warren Deutrom, the chief
executive of Cricket Ireland, is
hopeful that a date with England can
be booked – either in the Irish capital
or at Lord’s, sooner rather than later.
“We are having discussions with
the ECB and what I’ll say is that
they’re positive discussions,” he said.
“Let’s put it this way, there’s a
willingness to play against us. I don’t
believe we’re going to have to wait for
Ireland’s entry into the World Test
Championship. There’s still a bit of a
way to go but I would be very hopeful
of playing a Test against England.”
It’s a fixture that would capture the
imagination both sides of the Irish
Sea as Test cricket’s newest nation,
alongside Afghanistan, look to make
progress having been awarded their
status by the ICC in June 2017.
Afghanistan will play their first
Test, against India in Bengluru, in
June and will doubtless be watching
Ireland’s first stab at the sport’s
longest-running format against
Pakistan this week.
A first-day crowd of 5,000-plus
is expected at Malahide as Graham
Ford’s side look to inflict an early
blow on the tourists, prior to their
two-Test series in England.
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Mertesacker is free at last... but
will still fly the flag for Arsenal
T
In Division Two, Durham and Sussex both claimed their first wins of
the season.
James Weighell produced a
match-winning spell of seven for 32
to inspire Durham to a 46-run win
over Leicestershire , despite having followed on in their contest at
the Riverside.
Durham set the visitors a target of
just 148 runs to win but Weighell took
centre stage to claim his career-best
figures in first-class cricket. Meanwhile in Hove, an unbeaten half-century from skipper Ben Brown helped
Sussex claimed a thrilling threewicket victory over Middlesex.
Brown finished on 65 as Sussex
reached their target of 230 with a
session to spare.
Scoreboards, p49
“We’re probably only about
Now Deutrom is hoping that their
a thousand tickets away from countries’ friendship will result in
selling out day one, which is very Ireland playing Pakistan again soon
encouraging,” said Deutrom. “If the – not necessarily in the UAE but in
weather is good, we’ll have the walk- Pakistan itself.
ups on the day and so we should have
“They forgave us really quickly
nice full houses for at least the first [for that World Cup defeat],” he said.
couple of days of our inaugural Test.
“This will be their third or fourth visit
“You’re never going to
in the last six or seven years and
get a dull game against
this would be something
Pakistan. We haven’t had
we would be keen to
scores of full member
reciprocate, if and
teams falling over
when the opportunity
themselves to come
presents itself.
Years
since
here but Pakistan
“And I don’t just
Ireland were
have been very, very
mean in the UAE: I
granted full
good to us. We’re
mean travelling to
ODI status by
delighted to welcome
Pakistan when they
the ICC
them. You never quite
believe the time is right
know what you’re going to
for us to do it.”
get with the team that turns
A win for Ireland this week
up but they’re always exciting.”
would be hugely significant as
The pair have previous, too, with merely hosting a Test – 12 years after
Ireland having beaten Pakistan in they were granted full ODI status
the 2007 World Cup in Jamaica. That by the ICC – is a triumph for the
win, the day before the tragic death Irish game. “Fans are going to turnof the then Pakistan coach, Bob up and watch an historically Irish
Woolmer, signalled the start of an sporting first this week,” Deutrom
enduring relationship between the added. “That’s really exciting for us.”
two countries.
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he morning after
Germany’s devastating
defeat against Italy in
the 2006 World Cup
semi-final, as a traumatised host
nation picked over the fragments
of its shattered dreams, a strange
and unfamiliar sensation came
over Per Mertesacker, the team’s
young centre-half. “I was relieved,”
he remembered later. “All I
thought was: it’s over, it’s over. It’s
finally over.”
Those words came to mind
again on Sunday afternoon, as
Mertesacker took his final curtain
call as a professional footballer.
And perhaps the best way of
characterising his relationship with
the game is that, from an early age,
it has been the most exquisite form
of agony. As he took his final strides
in an Arsenal jersey to warm
Per Mertesacker, Arsenal’s big German, bows out on Sunday GETTY
applause, there was sadness and
there was appreciation. But there
for the team. Mertesacker may
invited to the Emirates for the
were precious few regrets. Finally,
not have been the world’s greatest
Watford game, it was Mertesacker
he was free.
centre-half, but no dressing room
who gave up his time to receive
He may be only 33, but doctors
was weaker for his presence.
them, sign autographs and pose
tell him his right knee is in bits.
During the last World Cup, his
for photographs.
The cartilage may never recover
national team-mates pinpointed
One evening, his neighbours
from the punishment it has taken
an angry television interview after
in Hampstead invited him to a
over two decades. His immense
a scrappy 2-1 win over Algeria – an
Shabbat dinner – he resolved to
height, 6ft 6in, such an asset to his
outburst Mertesacker admitted
build ties with the local Jewish
defensive game, has ultimately
was partly calculated – as the
community, appearing at a
proved his undoing. It has long been moment when they felt strong and
fundraising event at St John’s Wood
thus, ever since he was forced to
united enough to triumph.
synagogue where he held court
take an entire year out of the game
According to Rafa Honigstein’s
on everything from the legacy of
at the age of 15 because
book Das Reboot, when
the Holocaust to Arsène Wenger’s
of the unique stresses his
the interview was
zonal marking at corners.
growth spurt was placing
replayed in cinemas as
Mertesacker may have been
For
on his body.
part
of
the
Germany’s
born the son of a Hannover bank
Mertesacker,
Then there’s the nausea.
World Cup film, it
manager, but these days north
football
On the morning of a game,
was greeted with wild
London also has him in its grip. An
has been a
Mertesacker recently
applause. Yet the very
Arsenal fan from the moment he
treadmill
of
confessed to Der Spiegel,
next game, Mertesacker
first visited the country to see his
anxiety,
his stomach will start
was demoted to the
aunt, at the age of nine, and took
churning and not stop
bench as Joachim Low
possession of his first JVC shirt,
sleepless
until the whistle blows.
sought greater mobility
he can often be seen in the cafes
nights and
Food refuses to stay down. aching limbs
at the back.
and restaurants of Hampstead,
Some days he will empty
Mertesacker was
patiently posing for selfies and
his bowels half a dozen
never under any illusions chatting away in his Cockneytimes before kick-off.
that being good at football
inflected German accent.
After an evening game,
made you a better person.
He is destined for the Arsenal
he will often struggle
And so, perhaps the
academy, as a mentor at a club
to sleep until 5am.
most impressive thing
that has always had a tradition of
For Mertesacker,
about him was the
handing down knowledge. Ashley
professional football
parallel life he built for
Cole learnt his trade at the hands
has been a treadmill
himself, one in which he
of Tony Adams. Thierry Henry
of sickness and
was determined to be
developed his skills under the
anxiety, sleepless nights
worldly, compassionate
tutelage of Dennis Bergkamp.
and aching limbs.
and generous. “How you
Perhaps the beginning of Arsenal’s
So why did he put himself
perform on a football pitch,” he
decline under Wenger (left) around
through it all? For one reason alone: said, “doesn’t tell anyone anything
a decade ago was the point at which
the unmatchable drug of winning,
about what you are like as a
that process began to grind to
the greatest legal high known to
human being.”
a halt.
man. A player whose own father, a
While he was trying to find his
Wenger’s Arsenal became almost
bank manager and amateur coach,
peak as an athlete, Mertesacker
criminally derelict when it came
once told him he would never make
was also trying to become a model
to retaining its footballing brains.
it as a professional, ended up lifting
citizen. Perhaps he always had it in
Patrick Vieira, Henry and Mikel
the FA Cup at Wembley, the World
him, from the moment he refused
Arteta were allowed to slip away.
Cup in Brazil and winning more
national service on the basis of
Bergkamp would have been on the
than 100 international caps.
his pacifism. Instead, he spent
first plane to London if he had been
He did it the simple way, but
18 months working in a mental
asked to help out. Mertesacker’s
never the easiest. “Win your
hospital with the severely disabled,
new role demonstrates a desire
headers, win your duels, play the
an experience that never truly
to learn from past mistakes; a
simple pass,” he said in a video
left him. Only a couple of months
conviction that with the Wenger era
message to his younger self for the
ago, when a group of Arsenal
over, some of his values and spirit
Arsenal website. Above all, play
fans with Down’s Syndrome were
may yet endure. THE INDEPENDENT
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Football
CHAMPIONSHIP
PREMIER LEAGUE
As the wolves circle,
star Neves is happy
to pledge his loyalty
Wolverhampton Wanderers star stay here and I want to enjoy the
Ruben Neves says he is looking Premier League with this fantastic
forward to playing for the club club.”
in the Premier League, despite
Neves’ words will be music to
speculation mounting over his the ears of Wolves fans, thousands
future.
of whom lined the city’s streets
The midfielder, who was signed yesterday to celebrate their team’s
from Porto last summer for a title success.
reported fee of £15.8million, has
The Championship-winners
been the star performer for Wolves travelled through Wolverhampton
thisseasonasNunoEspirito
on two open-top buses
Santo’s side have swept
to West Park where they
aside all before them en
I came here were greeted by around
route to the Championship to help the club 30,000 supporters.
title.
Head coach Nuno
and the club
Neves’ performances
thanked the fans for the
and his knack of scoring has helped
part they had played
spectacular goals have me as well.
in helping Wolves win
attracted the attention of I want to enjoy promotion back to the
Liverpool and Manchester the Premier
Premier League after
United and a host of other League with
a six-year absence. “It’s
high-profile clubs.
fantastic and I thank
this
club
But the 21-year-old says
them so much,” he said.
he is happy at Molineux
“You get emotional when
and looking forward to playing for you look back at all the support they
Wolves in the top flight.
gave us, all over the country. The
“I came here to help the club and connection between the fans and
the club has helped me as well,” the team really helped us achieve
Neves said while aboard a bus what we did. It’s special.”
on the club’s promotion parade
Given the way they have won the
through the city.
Championship title and the backing
“I think we achieved all our goals, Nuno is expected to receive from
as an individual and as a team. It is the owners, many anticipate that
normal as big clubs see our work, Wolves will not only survive but
not just me but all the boys, but thrive in the Premier League next
I am really happy here. I want to season. PA
The Wolves
players and
staff enjoy
their victory
parade
through the
city streets
REUTERS
FRANCE
Minnows Les Herbiers face PSG
in ultimate cup final mismatch
Paris Saint-Germain’s
opponents in the French Cup
final, Les Herbiers, have already
produced one of the biggest
shocks in French football.
Ligue 1 champions PSG
are on the brink of the
double, but will not
have much support
outside their own
fans at the Stade
de France tonight
when they face the
third-tier minnows.
It is arguably the
biggest mismatch of
any cup final in history and
Les Herbiers coach Stephane
Masala (right) has already
written off his side’s chances.
“PSG is a team that makes us
dream,” he said. “I’m a young
coach, I’m here to learn, as are
my players. In this sense, I hope
PSG will teach us a lesson. My
message to the players will be
to have the courage to look
PSG players in the eye
and then have fun.”
Les Herbiers, who
could yet by relegated
to the fourth tier, have
a budget of £1.77m;
PSG’s injured superstar
Neymar earns the same
in little over a fortnight.
Les Herbiers hail from a small
town in western France with a
population of 16,000 and turned
professional three years ago.
Also-rans Chelsea could yet
steal Champions League spot
Sam
Cunningham
FOOTBALL
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W
hat appeared a done
deal not so long ago
was completely
undone at the
weekend. Chelsea
manager Antonio Conte even
admitted that, had we asked him a
month ago if he would be in with a
chance of the top four, he would have
thought it impossible. He cackled
with laughter at the prospect, like
the mob boss who has finally caught
up with two former crew members
turned police-informants, who until
that day were hidden out of reach
in witness protection. All have their
own tale of how they came to be
here in the final week of the season.
LIVERPOOL
3rd, 72pts, GD 42
Still to play: Brighton (H)
The run to the Champions League
final has been the feelgood,
unexpected story of the season.
Where did this version of Mohamed
Salah come from? Where did James
Milner’s record-breaking number
of Champions League assists come
from? Where did Jürgen Klopp’s
teeth whitener come from, so
newly-safe Brighton should
often lighting up his face after yet
guarantee a top four finish, but
another goal?
without the Champions League, you
An English club always wins the
feel it would not have come to this.
Premier League, but it is not often
one reaches the final of
TOTTENHAM
Europe’s most prestigious
4th, 71pts, GD 36
competition. Their story
Still to play: Newcastle
has been a warm one.
(H), Leicester City (H)
Klopp is extremely
Never could a goal
likeable; Salah the
from an almostLiverpool’s
lead
humble hero; Milner
relegated club
over Chelsea last
has started playing
have had such a
month, which has
up to the “Boring
devastating
impact
now shrunk to
James Milner”
on a prospective
three points
persona created online.
Champions League
But it is a wonderful
side. Nor such a scrappy
story that has taken its
one: 12 of the 22 players were
toll. They were nine points ahead
inside the six-yard box when West
of Chelsea last month but their
Brom’s Jake Livermore, a former
Herculean efforts in the Champions
Spurs player, poked the ball in as it
League, against Manchester City
ricocheted around from a corner. In
and AS Roma over four matches – a
the second of five added minutes.
combined 12 goals for, seven against
Seemingly small, insignificant
– seems to have sapped them of
acts can have major implications.
energy in the Premier League.
Buzz Aldrin used a felt-tip
They have been unable
pen to fix a broken circuitto reach a points
breaker that activated
tally to put them
the engine to blast
out of Chelsea’s
him off the moon. In
reach, even with
1972, Frank Willis,
supposedly easy
a security guard
matches against
at the Watergate
Stoke and West Brom.
complex, called the
With their goal
cops after noticing sticky
difference, a win against
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Jürgen Klopp
and Mauricio
Pochettino have
work to do to
clinch a topfour spot GETTY
bit about clawing your way to
Champions League qualification.
He played for Arsenal for five-andP W D L GD Pts
a-half years, in that latter part of
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Arsène Wenger’s career, when the
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Frenchman made scraping into the
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top four an art form.
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Since moving to Chelsea from
north London for £18million in
January, Giroud has become a
leading to the only resignation in
crucial part in Antonio Conte’s
history of a US President, Richard
unexpected, Arsenal-esque refusal
Nixon.
to give up on the top four. “I hope
Failing to finish in the top four
I can be the lucky charm for the
after a season of such excitement
Champions League race in the final
and promise would be the epitome
sprint,” the French forward said
of “Spursy” – not living up to
after heading the only goal of the
expectations. But beyond
game against Liverpool, to
being the butt of jokes
keep them right in the hunt.
T
o
ttenham
from rival supporters,
“We don’t have this
lost
this
failing to qualify for the
situation in our hands, but
Champions League, on the weekend, so it I have experience about
eve of a moving into their gives us a bit
these kind of end-of-season
huge new stadium, would more energy
situations. We need to give
likely be catastrophic.
and wait for the
and hope. We everything
Spurs have one of
other results. I’m confident,
want to fight because if we play with that
the most sought-after
to the end
managers in world
kind of mentality we can
football, Mauricio
have nice things.”
Pochettino, who has refused to offer
Giroud left Arsenal, tired of
guarantees that he will stay beyond
being uncompetitive in the Premier
the summer. They have a raft of
League and of winning only FA
underpaid superstars who will be
Cups. So he will really be looking
harder to convince to stay without
forward to the FA Cup final. In all
the prospect of Real Madrid and
seriousness: top four and an FA Cup
Juventus to play next season.
would mark an acceptable season
Spurs feel so close to cracking it,
for Conte and last year’s champions,
but they are not there yet. Could it
since Manchester City ran away
all be about to unravel?
with the title.
Giroud has seen Tottenham
CHELSEA
wobble before, and their bellies
5th, 69pts, GD 27
began to shake a little with that
Still to play: Huddersfield Town (H),
defeat to West Brom. “They lost this
Newcastle (A)
weekend, so it gives us a bit more
Olivier Giroud (inset) knows a
energy and hope, so that’s why we
Champions League race
Title hat-trick fuels Kompany’s
appetite for even more success
Manchester City captain Vincent
Kompany lifted the Premier League
trophy for the third time on Sunday,
then declared himself “more hungry
than ever”.
Pep Guardiola’s men got their
hands on the trophy and their
winners’ medals after their
penultimate home game of the
season against Huddersfield, having
been confirmed as champions three
weeks earlier.
While many, including Guardiola,
were celebrating a maiden topflight title in England, 32-year-old
Kompany was enjoying a third with
City, following successes in 2011-12
and 2013-14.
Completing that hat-trick
seemed unlikely for the Belgian
international, given that he had
made just 25 Premier League
appearances across the previous
two campaigns due to injury.
Kompany had further problems
at the start of this season, but he
stressed he was keen to be involved
in more glorious days at the Etihad
Stadium in the future.
“I wanted to be a part of this very,
very special team,” he told CityTV.
“I’m truly so happy. I’m more hungry
than ever to do well in this team and
to be able to just help them, help the
Pep Guardiola celebrates his first
title as Manchester City manager
young guys improve, help the team
be better.”
KompanywasinjuredforSunday’s
stalemate with Huddersfield, when
City missed the opportunity to
break Premier League records for
the most wins, goals and points.
However, there was a return
in central defence for England
international John Stones, making
his first club appearance in two
months and his first Premier League
start since January.
E n g l a n d m a n a ge r G a r e t h
Southgate was at the Etihad
watching a player who is likely to
be integral to his World Cup plans
and Stones expressed his relief at
coming off the sidelines. “It was
frustrating, I had a bit of bad luck,”
he said.
“The concussion coming back
from England... then I got ill, so
that kind of had a knock-on effect. I
came back in, was training and got
injured, so it wasn’t an easy time.
“I’ve got good people around
me and good team-mates. It was
good to get back out there, I really
enjoyed it.”
During the season in which
Kompany won his first title with City,
Stones made just a pair of substitute
appearances with Barnsley.
Now the 23-year-old is the owner
of a Premier League winners’ medal
too. “It doesn’t seem real; you’re
used to watching it on the TV,”
Stones added. “It will sink in, I think,
eventually but I’m just going to try
and enjoy it and think about the
season and what everyone’s done.
“I think we’ve thoroughly
deserved getting the title and
how we’ve done it – the points and
everything. You couldn’t see it going
to anyone else.
“It’s a special moment for me, my
family and the team – I’m overjoyed.”
BRIGHTON
PREMIER LEAGUE
Hughton adamant players
keep feet on throttle,
even after reaching safety
Faltering finish
means Puel has
to defend his role
at Leicester
By Ed Elliot
Chris Hughton has urged his
Brighton players to end the season
in style and avoid a repeat of last
year’s complacency which cost them
the Championship title.
Albion secured their Premier
League status with two games to
spare by deservedly beating Manchester United at a raucous Amex
Stadium on Friday night.
That result has eased the
pressure on the Seagulls
ahead of daunting
trips to champions
Manchester City and
Champions League
finalists Liverpool.
Manager Hughton
(right) wants to retain
the feelgood factor at the
Sussex club by producing two
good displays in the North-west
and referenced last year’s collapse.
Having secured promotion, they
dropped to second place below
Newcastle after taking one point
from the final three games.
“Life’s good at the moment, it’s
what we’ve worked incredibly hard
to do,” said Hughton, ahead of tomorrow’s trip to City. “It’s relentless, the quality that we’ve been
up against, week in, week out. But
we’ve got a group of lads that have
acquitted themselves really well.
“We want to finish the season well.
Even if that’s just making a good
account of ourselves in this last
two games. We didn’t finish it
particularly well last season, after
getting promotion.
“You can’t make sure it happens
but you just keep beating the same
drum, and maybe drum home to
them the example last season, when
we took our foot off the pedal.
“The difference this time is
the magnitude of the teams,
arguably two of the hardest away games that you
can have, so that in itself
is a great challenge and
there won’t be anybody
who doesn’t want to play
in these games.”
Albion travel to the
Etihad Stadium tomorrow
with free-scoring City needing
to win to keep alive their hopes of
reaching 100 points. Guardiola’s
men were held to a surprise goalless
draw by Huddersfield on Sunday
and Hughton fears his team could
face a backlash.
“They tend to bounce back very
quickly – that’s the philosophy they
have at the club,” he said. “They
have a manager who demands that,
and that’s the reason why they’ve
been so brilliant this season.
“We don’t expect less than an
incredibly difficult game.”
Claude Puel has defended his
record as Leicester manager
amid the club’s underwhelming
finish to the season.
The Frenchman, who replaced
Craig Shakespeare in October,
quickly steered Leicester clear of
relegation and they were eyeing
European qualification again up
until last month.
But a five-match winless
run, including four defeats,
scuppered any hope of finishing
seventh and winning a Europa
League spot.
With only two
wins in 12 Premier
League games,
Puel’s position
has come
Winless run,
under scrutiny,
including four
although he
defeats, which
received the
ended Europa
backing of the
League hopes
club’s owners ahead
of Saturday’s 2-0 home
loss to West Ham, during which
some fans turned on the manager
for the first time.
Ahead of tomorrow night’s
home clash against Arsenal,
Puel said: “We need perspective
because we will finish in the
middle of the table. A lot of
teams would like to finish in
our position.”
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Destiny has set
up a play-off
final where
winner takes all
Who knew fixture list would make
Swansea v Southampton massive?
By Sam Cunningham
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
When the fixture list was announced
by the Premier League last June,
few would’ve given much thought
to Swansea versus Southampton,
moved from February to a Tuesday
night in the final week of the season.
It was up there with the most boring
games of the 380.
Yet, out of nowhere, this meeting
tonight has emerged as a play-off
final, three weeks before the actual
play-off finals. A match which, if won,
could cost two other clubs more than
£100million in total; relegating West
Bromwich Albion, who can only survive if there is a draw and all-but relegating the loser.
Two clubs led by managers on
short-term contracts until the end
of the season, who will have their
future in doubt and discussed
by boards should they fail to
deliver what they were hired for.
Southampton stumble at last
Southampton have become victims
of a system which, it seems, was
not sustainable forever. The Southampton Way, as it is known in those
parts: producing more exciting,
highly-evolved young things than a
Y Combinator program, having
a superb European scouting
network to find the best
players under everyone
else’s radar, buying low
and selling high, over
and over.
Yet why is it clubs
with a “Way” always tend
to be the ones who end up
fighting relegation?
By constantly selling on their
best young talent and best older,
undervalued talent unearthed from
around Europe, they were essen-
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tially subcontracting out their crack
team of spotters and recruiters and
their glorious academy to the Premier League’s elite – largely Liverpool – albeit at a considerable
cost, having accrued more
than £300m in transfers
since they were promoted in 2012. Still,
worth it and affordable
if you’re qualifying for
Champions Leagues
and winning titles. Not
so much if you’re the club
going down.
This philosophy started
long before they were in the Premier League: selling Theo Walcott
for £12m to Arsenal in 2006, then
TENNIS
Djokovic eases
through in Madrid
Former world No 1 Novak Djokovic’s
bid for a third Madrid Open title
began with a 7-5, 6-4 first-round
win over Kei Nishikori. Djokovic
(left) will now play Russia’s
Daniil Medvedev or British No 1
Kyle Edmund, who meet today.
Frenchmen Richard Gasquet and
Benoit Paire accounted for 14th
seed Tomas Berdych and 15th seed
Lucas Pouille 6-4, 6-2 and 6-2, 6-3,
respectively.
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Gareth Bale to Spurs for £10m in
2007, and Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain
to Arsenal for £15m in 2011. But
there has been a steadier, constant
flow since they rejoined the topflight: Virgil van Dijk, Dejan Lovren,
Toby Alderweireld, Luke Shaw,
Calum Chambers, Nathaniel Clyne,
Victor Wanyama, Adam Lallana,
Sadio Mane.
And then there are the managers:
Mauricio Pochettino and Ronald
Koeman, who used the south coast
club as a means to an end. In football, Southampton are not so much
a stepping stone as an entire quarry
of them, constantly trampled underfoot by someone or another.
Mark Hughes (left), who replaced
the hugely uninspiring and disappointing Mauricio Pellegrini, who
replaced the hugely uninspiring and
disappointing Claude Puel, is on a
seven-figure survival bonus. That is
what it came to in March when they
appointed the Welshman – a club
that has spent more time thinking
about the Champions League than
the Championship in recent years
finally looking down.
In football, Southampton
are not so much a stepping
stone as an entire quarry
of them
SNOOKER
Williams wins thriller at Crucible
Mark Williams last night won the
World Championship, beating
John Higgins 18-16 in
a classic final at the
Crucible in Sheffield.
Williams (right), 43,
won seven frames on
the trot to take a 14-7
lead but Higgins came
back magnificently to
take eight of the next
nine and level at 15-15.
But the Welshman
responded in style to secure an
18-16 victory to become the oldest
champions since 45-year-old Ray
Reardon in 1978. He said: “Last
year, I wasn’t even here
[after losing in qualifying].
I watched this in a caravan
having some beers. I just
can’t believe it.
“Last year, I was seriously thinking of giving up,
she [wife Joanne] said I can’t
sleep in the house 24 hours
a day. My game is now in pretty
good shape.”
Swansea lose their ideals
Swansea have signed poor players
and appointed worse managers.
Like Southampton, they were one of
the warmer Premier League stories
when they came up in 2011; owned by
wealthy supporters in a partnership
with a supporters’ trust hailed as an
ideal model in English football. Since
they were bought by an American
consortium two years ago, they have
lost their ideals.
Withrelegationaveryrealthreatin
January, they spent very little, buying only West Ham’s Andre Ayew for
£18m. He is yet to score. It is hard to
tell if Swansea were blinded by manager Carlos Carvalhal’s early success
or had relegation in mind. Carvalhal
FOOTBALL
England U17s fight
back to beat Italy
England came from a goal down
to beat Italy 2-1 in the Under-17
European Championship at
Walsall. Italy went ahead after 14
minutes through captain Alessio
Riccardi, but second-half goals from
Nottingham Forest’s Arvin Appiah
and Tommy Doyle, of Manchester
City, from the penalty spot, gave the
hosts victory. England need a point
from Thursday’s final group match
against Switzerland at Rotherham
to seal a quarter-final spot.
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Potential matchwinners
NATHAN REDMOND (left)
(Southampton)
Manager Mark Hughes started the
forward on the bench against Everton
in their last match but he came on to
score. Hughes believes the England
international is regaining confidence
and returning to his ‘natural’ best at
just the right time.
TAMMY ABRAHAM (far left)
(Swansea City)
The on-loan Chelsea striker has
had a mediocre season, scoring
five Premier League goals, but the
20-year-old could yet play a crucial
role in his adopted club’s future.
Bottom of the table
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Remaining fixtures involving clubs
still fighting relegation
Tonight Swansea v Southampton
Tomorrow Chelsea v Huddersfield
Sunday Crystal Palace v West Brom
Huddersfield v Arsenal
Southampton v Manchester City
Swansea v Stoke
Southampton’s goal difference is seven
better than Swansea’s, so a win for
them tonight would all-but guarantee
safety, as West Brom would be unable
to catch them either. A draw tonight
is the only hope West Brom have for
survival, providing Southampton and
Swansea lose on Sunday while they win
by a large margin at Palace.
was signed on Boxing Day, having forward line are barely scoring –
been sacked by Sheffield Wednes- Tammy Abraham and Jordan Ayew
day for leading the club to 15th in mustering a goal each in that time –
the Championship.
and in their last seven matches they
He became their fifth
have faced 111 shots, almost 16
manager in two years.
per game. In short, they are
While his start – four
doing nothing right, neiwins and a draw in
ther strong defensively
six games – and his
nor sharp in attack.
metaphors — comAttempting to loan
Swansea’s winning
paring transfers to
some of the best
run at home, from
buying fish and likenyoung talent from
mid-January to the
ing Swansea’s relegathe biggest clubs
beginning of March
tion battle to holding
for the season under
after Carvalhal’s
a barbecue – were imPaul Clement, who
arrival
pressive, recent results
presided over the first
have been far from.
half of the campaign,
They have not won in two
bringing in Abraham, 20, from
months and eight games. Their Chelsea and Renato Sanches,
7
CRICKET
Pakistan ease to win
over Northants
Pakistan completed a nine-wicket
victory over Northamptonshire on
the final day of their second tour
match. Chasing victory, Azhar Ali
was run out for 10 but Imam-ul-Haq
scored an unbeaten 59 and Haris
Sohail hit 55 not out as the tourists
strolled to 134 for one and a win at
the County Ground. Northants had
been bowled out for 301, leg-spinner
Shadab Khan finishing with match
figures of 10-157.
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20, from Bayern Munich, has not
worked. Rarely are players of that
ilk ready to bear the weight of a
Premier League club on their
shoulders, and if they were they
would not be out on loan.
The meeting is in Wales and
Carvalhal is clinging to their form
at the Liberty Stadium since he
arrived. They won seven in a
row at home from mid-January
through to the beginning of March,
including a 4-1 victory against West
Ham, who for a while were their
relegation rivals, and a 3-1 win against
Arsenal, while not a result it once
was, still impressive nonetheless.
Yet now they have lost two and
drawn one of their last three there.
RUGBY UNI0N
Care wants ‘right guy’ for Quins
Danny Care wants a firm hand from
Harlequins’ new director
of rugby following a
season of crushing
disappointment at
Twickenham Stoop.
A hefty 41-17 defeat
on Saturday by Exeter
concluded the reign
of John Kingston,
whose departure was
announced last month, and
sealed a chastening 10th place
finish in the Premiership – the club’s
worst performance since 2005.
Care (below) knows a fresh start is
needed with the search for a
new boss well under way.
He said: “The new guy
can hopefully stamp a bit
of authority on us. It is
about everyone buying in,
as we have the squad, the
supporters. Hopefully the
club can get back to where it
should be. We have to trust the
board to make the right decision.
Let’s hope we get the right guy.”
‘Farcical’ transfers cost
relegated Potters, says
goalkeeper Butland
By Phil Medlicott
Jack Butland believes
relegated Stoke’s City’s “whole
recruitment process needs
looking at” following some
“farcical” transfers.
Stoke were relegated after
10 years in the Premier League
following Saturday’s 2-1 home
defeat by Crystal Palace.
There were some notable
players absent from Stoke’s
matchday squad, and some who
have not featured for a long time.
That includes striker Saido
Berahino and defender Kevin
Wimmer, signed in January and
August last year, respectively.
Berahino, yet to score for
Stoke, has been banished to the
under-23s after arriving late
once too often. It emerged in
March that he and Wimmer had
been placed on programmes to
up their fitness levels.
Ibrahim Afellay, recruited in
2015, is another player frozen
out by Paul Lambert, who
took charge in January after
replacing Mark Hughes.
Jese Rodriguez’s troubled
season-long loan from Paris
Saint-Germain effectively ended
before the Palace game, Stoke
having given him permission to
take unpaid compassionate leave
until the end of the campaign for
personal reasons.
Stoke goalkeeper Butland
(below) said: “I think the whole
recruitment process needs
looking at, to be honest. There’s
been transfers that aren’t even
part of the squad for all kinds of
reasons, whether it be discipline,
whether it be lack of
performance.
“You’ve got to look at
that – what decisions
are being made and
the type of characters.
“Look at [January
arrivals] Badou Ndiaye
and Moritz Bauer – two
positive signings. But you
look at others and they’re not
even here to have an input.
“Too many of the recent
RUGBY LEAGUE
Joy and pain for teen
newcomer Wardle
Four days after making a
memorable Super League debut,
teenager Jake Wardle is facing a
disciplinary hearing and ban of up to
six matches. The 19-year-old centre
scored two tries on his first senior
appearance for Huddersfield to help
them to a 28-18 win over Widnes
last Friday. But he was sin-binned
for a dangerous throw on Widnes
full-back Rhys Hanbury and has
been charged by the Rugby Football
League’s match-review panel.
Who was Butland talking
about?
Kevin Wimmer Centre-back,
cost £18m from Spurs. Made
19 appearances but heavily
criticised by fans for poor
performances. Responded by
criticising training, and manager
Paul Lambert’s judgement.
Jese Rodriguez On loan from
PSG; 13 appearances, 1 goal.
Scored on his debut but declined
quickly. Never finished 90 minutes and left the stadium in the
middle of a game in October
when he was left on the bench.
Saido Berahino Cost £12m;
17 appearances. A promising
youngster who lost his way at
West Brom. Never scored for
Stoke and last month was kicked
out of the first-team squad for
repeatedly turning up late.
Gianelli Imbula The club record
signing, at £18.5m from Porto,
has spent the entire 2017-18
season on loan at Toulouse.
Ibrahim Afellay Dutch forward,
31, formerly of Barcelona, joined
on a free in 2015. Made six appearances but Lambert told him
to stay away from the club in
March, criticising his attitude.
Bojan Krkic Signed from Barça
in 2014; one appearance before
loan move to Deportivo Alaves.
investments – and over the years
– are completely unused and
that’s unacceptable. That’s got
to be looked at because it’s been
farcical really.”
Lambert is under contract
until the summer of 2020
and Butland, who
has seven England
caps, added: “I
believe Paul’s had an
extremely difficult
job. He inherited
a squad where,
unfortunately, there was
ill-discipline and players
you cannot rely on. I believe the
manager is the right man for the
job.”
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Allegri is
first choice
to succeed
Wenger
By Miguel Delaney
Arsenal have made Juventus coach
Max Allegri their top choice to
replace Arsène Wenger. The French
great is now entering his final week
as manager at the club after almost
22 years in charge.
The Arsenal hierarchy –
and majority shareholder
Stan Kroenke in
particular – want an
appointment that
creates excitement
around the club.
That would appear to
rule out some of the more
esoteric names mentioned
to succeed Wenger, even though
some at the club feel they should do
what they did in 1996 and opt for a
promising but lesser-known name.
Arsenal admire Hoffenheim’s
Julian Nagelsmann, although
he is expected to stay at
the Bundesliga club for
another year.
Allegri (left) would
appear the perfect fit if
Arsenal want a tried and
tested coach. The Italian
has won three Italian titles
in a row and is on the brink of
a fourth. He has also led Juve to
two Champions League finals.
Negotiating with the Serie A
champions could be tricky, although
Allegri, 50, is said to be considering
another challenge and is interested
in the job.
Arsenal have also looked at former
Barcelona manager Luis Enrique,
although his wage demands are
exceptionally high at £15m a year.
Meanwhile, Mesut Özil is set to
miss the rest of the season after
suffering a recurrence of a back
injury. THE INDEPENDENT
» Jonathan Liew, p51
Sport
Great Ball’s on fire
England hopeful
in the wickets again
for leaders Notts
» County cricket round-up, p50
08.05.18
P49
TENNIS
Sharapova finally
showing signs of
form with latest
victory in Madrid
Jake Ball of
Nottinghamshire
celebrates taking
the wicket of
Hashim Amla, which
clinched victory
for his side over
Hampshire GETTY
P54
SNOOKER
Williams fights
off brave Higgins
comeback to win
Crucible thriller
Hughes: We must be up
for £50m survival game
‘Don’t feel sorry for yourselves’ in Premier League crunch clash, says Saints boss
By Sam Cunningham
P55
FOOTBALL
Butland: ‘farcical’
Stoke transfers
cost us our place
in the top-flight
FOOTBALL CORRESPONDENT
Southampton manager Mark
Hughes has warned his players
now is not the time to feel sorry for
themselves going into tonight’s
Premier League survival decider
against Swansea, which could cost
the loser at least £50m.
The south coast club are level on
points with Swansea, who are below
them with a goal difference worse
by seven. A win for either side would
relegate West Brom and leave the
other in the bottom three and hugely unlikely to reach safety on the
final day, when Southampton host
champions Manchester City and
Swansea take on already-relegated
Stoke at home.
Industry financial experts
Deloitte estimate that relegation
this season will cost a club £50m,
at the very minimum. Hughes said:
“We have to look at what’s ahead
of us. We’ve got a huge game very
quickly and we can’t feel sorry for
ourselves.”
His side conceded an equaliser in the sixth minute of
stoppage time in their last match
against Everton, but Hughes said:
“I don’t think we’re in any way damaged by the consequences of the
game in terms of confidence. We’ll
be ready to go again and it’s up to
us to get the job done. We’ve got two
games left and everybody is writing the Man City one off. We’ll give
that one a go as well, but clearly the
Swansea one is one where we can really decide our own fate.”
Swansea lost at Bournemouth at
the weekend, their third defeat in
succession.
» Match preview, p54-55
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